Portmarnock Beach

Portmarnock is a very popular beach for swimming, sun-bathing and horse-riding. It is five miles long and stretches all the way to Baldoyle and adjoins Malahide beach.

It has a lovely view of the Dublin mountains and Howth Harbour. It also has a clear view of Lambay island and Ireland's Eye. On clear days, especially weekends, you are able to see yachts racing. Along the beach there is a path which takes you into Malahide and it is used by many people each day.

It is a great way of exercising whether you're walking, cycling or even roller blading you can enjoy the beach while you exercise



Golf Courses

North County Dublin is renowned for its quality golf courses. With your base in Portmarnock you will find an abundance of courses within 40 minutes drive of San Marino B&B. The only problem is choosing which one!! Below is a selection of some of the courses close by.

Malahide, Hollywood Lakes, Corballis, Blanchardstown, Portmarnock, Glencullen, The Island, Elmgreen, Portmarnock Links, Luttrellstown, Clontarf, Balbriggan, Sutton, Donabate, Skerries, Rush



Dublin, things to see and do

Book of Kells at Trinity College, Dublin

National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square

National Museum of Ireland – Ireland's premier cultural institution

Guinness Brewery – home to the famous Guinness brand

Christ Church Cathedral & St.Patrick’s Cathedral – famous Cathedrals located in the heart of Dublin

No.29 Lower Fitzwilliam Street – example of 18th century house

Kilmainham Jail – one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe

Dublin Writers Museum – Parnell Square


  Dublin Festivals

February: Dublin Film Festival

March: St.Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

May: Green Energy Festival

August: Festival of World Cultures, Dun Laoghaire

September: International Comedy Festival

October: Dublin Theatre Festival




Find out more about Portmarnock here



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