Located less than 10 km from the City Centre, Dollymount Beach is on the Bull Island and is well known to many Dubliners and often affectionately referred to as ‘Dollier’.
It is where some of them learned to drive along the firm sandy beach although in recent years vehicular access to the beach is restricted to small sections.
The beach is very popular for joggers and walkers, some accompanied by their dogs. The wildlife reserve status of the island means that dogs must be kept under control by their owners.
Wind permitting, the beach is used for kitesurfing and there is a vibrant community of kitesurfers that frequent the beach almost all year round.
The beach can be accessed via either the Wooden Bridge on the Clontarf Road or further north, via the Causeway Road that extends toward the sea from Watermill Road in Raheny.