A Guide To Dublin Sunsets
There is no denying, when Ireland has nice weather it can be one of the most beautiful places in the world. The green scenery, stunning beaches and peaceful mountains (ok, ok … hills) really come to life when the sun shines. The recent sunny weather has inspired me to put together a guide to Dublin Sunsets, here you will find the top locations to watch the sky come to life as the sun fades in Irelands capital city, Dublin.
So whether you’re a tourist on vacation, a local looking for a relaxing evening or planning a trip to Dublin, stay tuned to find out the best places to watch the sky come to life.
1. Howth A Guide to Dublin Sunsets
Howth is a fishing village located approximately 30 minutes from Dublin’s City Centre. It is the perfect location to watch the sky change from day to night. In fact it is the only place in Dublin where you can see the sun set directly on the water front. Head towards Howth’s light house for this picture perfect spot. It is an experience you won’t forget.
2. Dun Laoghaire Pier A Guide to Dublin Sunsets
This sea side town is the perfect place to relax and watch the sunset. Buy yourself an ice cream and go for walk down the pier. On a sunny day, you’re sure to see the sky light up with breathtaking colours. It’s the perfect location for a romantic date by the sea, with loads of restaurants near by.
3. Bray Head A Guide to Dublin Sunsets
Okay, so the next two locations are slightly cheating cause technically they are located in county Wicklow not Dublin, however with easy access from the city centre via the Dart, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy these spectacular views. You could even make a day out of it and do the Bray to Greystones walk, just make sure you make it back in time for sunset.
4. Bray Seafront A Guide to Dublin Sunsets
Sometimes it is important to look in the opposite direction to where the sun is setting. Walking along Bray’s seafront is such a relaxing experience, especially when your faced with such beautiful colours. There is something special about this place and it is defiantly worth a visit.
5. The Hell Fire Club A Guide to Dublin Sunsets
If you like nature, the great outdoors and breathtaking views, then the hellfire club is the place for you. It is the perfect place for a picnic as you watch the sun light up Dublin City. It is located on the top of Montpellier hill, a 30 minute drive from the city centre. Be sure to bring your camera to capture spectacular views of the city from the mountain top.
6. Ticknock A Guide to Dublin Sunsets
Much like the Hell Fire Club, Ticknock is another mountainous hike for those who love the great outdoors. Head straight for the ruins of the ‘fairy castle’ to witness a beautiful sunset along the hill side. Don’t forget to wrap up warm though, it can get chilly once the sun goes in.
(For more hikes around Ireland check out my post on Irelands Stairway to Heaven here)
Hope you enjoyed this post and don’t hesitate to ask any questions in the comment section below. Until next time, Slán go Fóill.