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Dublin Beaches

First off, I’m sorry to have been so silent of late. It’s just that it’s hard to “Metblog” a place when you’re spending all of your time at work. I mean, I could blog on about the Belfield Office Park, and how wonderfully red it’s bricks are, but do you really want to hear about that? I’ve already said too much…

Anyhow, it turns out that I do manage to slink away from my desk every so often and get to the Dublin beaches from time to time, either to learn how to kite surf (well, learn how to watch other people kite surf), or to play Ultimate frisbee. So far I’ve spent the bulk of my time on Bull Island and Sutton Strand.

Bull Island is a great spot, with a southeasterly beach aspect assuring mid-day sunshine. However, you have to stare at those big smoke stacks that pierce the sky. Bull Island gets it fair share of beach-goers on the weekends due to it’s location close to the City Centre, and it’s also a haven for kite surfers.

Sutton Strand is my personal favorite, as it offers a northerly view of the North Dublin coast, Ireland’s Eye, and exactly zero smoke stacks. Hey, I’m a purist. Sutton is the kiting beach of choice when there’s a northerly wind, which isn’t all that often. It’s a fairly quite beach, but well worth the trip if you want to go for a stroll with your favorite pet, child, or special someone (or some combination therein). One thing though…high tide at Sutton leaves little room for walking on the beach, so check the tide tables, or bring your Wellingtons. 

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