The next town along the coast, pretty Dalkey village has a host of cafes, restaurants, pubs and small shops.
Compromising of a castle, early Christian church & graveyard Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre is the perfect day out. Located in the town of Dalkey the castle can be reached easily. Available to see through guided tour only the tour includes a live stage show that brings the history of the location to life.
Catch the ferry to Dalkey Island (summer months only). The old Martello Tower stands guard over the uninhabited island where goats wild rabbits play amidst the ruins of an ancient Christian church and seals bask in the shelter harbour. The island has a long history including as a Viking stronghold and remains from 6,000 BC have been discovered here.
If you are feeling a bit more energetic then try Rock Climbing in the old Dalkey Quarry. Adventure Burn offer rock climbing lessons to people of all skill sets.
And for the more adventurous - you can take a guided kayaking tour of Dalkey coastline where you will meet the famous seals, visit Dalkey Island and experience stunning views of Dublin Bay. Suitable for complete beginners and no experience is required, all gear and equipment is provided, for more information visit kayaking.ie.
A small village consisting of a pub and small shop at the foothill of Killiney Hill, a perfect place for a post-walk/hike refreshment after taking in some views from Killiney Hill.
A popular spot with the locals of South Dublin this 153m high hill is perfect for a short hike. Once you reach the pinnacle you will be greeted by a unique obelisk and stunning views of Dublin bay. On a clear day you can even see the Welsh mountains!
Killiney Beach is a long stony beach with a blue flag rating. It is perfect for long walks and swimming in the summer.