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“Easy-Moderate Hike, but watch out for the weather”
Review of Howth Head

Howth Head
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Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour
Ranked #1 of 29 things to do in Howth
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

Good place to escape to from Dublin if you want to see more of nature. Be prepared for all types of weather, as it is typical for Irish weather to change in a heartbeat. I went in Early November and it was sunny for the most part (hiked in shorts, longsleeves and windbreaker), but it was very windy, hailed briefy, and I just caught the beginning of a rainstorm as I finished.

The tripadvisor suggested loop (http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Guide-g212088-i12089-Howth_County_Dublin.html) has you follow the "Bog of Frogs" loop starting and ending at the Howth DART station. While I suggest you print out the trail as a reference, I found it much more enjoyable and scenic to follow the entire coastline, even the southwest of the peninsula. I deviated around stop 18 (Red Rock) and found this side much more peaceful with less hikers. You can continue along the coast until you hit a road and from there it is a short (20 min) walk to the Sutton DART Station.

Also, be sure to hike all the way out to the lighthouse. That was probably my favorite part of the hike.

November 2013

Thank Chris K
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a quick trip from Dublin via the DART train (about 25 minutes), or you can take a city bus if you prefer, about 40 minutes. We took the train and got a taxi to take us up to the scenic viewing spot where you have a great view of Dublin Bay--WOW! We were lucky to be there on a clear day. We then walked down the path to the Summit pub, which has a very nice staff and good pub food. If you have time to leave Dublin for half a day, this is well worth the trip.

Thank Margovince
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

Good place for relax and time pass. Different part is that, sea surrounded by road and you will found nice scenic beauty of yacht inside silent sea. There is long walk in middle of sea, at end you find a beautiful light house. Great view of sea and yacht from that light house.
If you are at Dublin must go there to visit.

Thank AshishKmr
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We started our hike in town, so it took us a bit to get to this beautiful spot. I believe you can drive up from town and park and walk to this attraction as well. It is so scenic and peaceful. Howth is such a quaint, enjoyable town. We thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time there.

Thank rhonda t
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The cliff walk around Howth Head is one of the most spectacular walks in Dublin. It is easily accessed by the Dart station. I would estimate that 70% of the walkers are not from Ireland. There are now a number of clear walks around Howth Head but just the cliff walk itself is worth a visit.

A word of warning. Keep an eye on children because at some points there is a big drop to the sea which might be spectacular for adults but dangerous for children.

Thank FreddyC
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