Beautiful Howth Harbour in Dublin Ireland is a waterfront walk dream. I maybe biased but i like this as much as i like our very own Cobh waterfront stroll. Even before walking, visitors need only to see the marina and the wide open view of Dublin Bay to admire this gorgeous location. In fact the whole village of Howth is a must-see if you want to get away from the bustles of the city of Dublin.
Howth is nearly 14 kilometers away from Dublin City Centre. There are regular bus and rail routes that service the locals and visitors from the city to the village and back. Howth prides itself as a fishing village and also a busy sailing port, and also a suburban residences with “wild hillside and heathland, golf courses, cliff and coastal paths and a small quarry” (Wikipedia).
On the east side of the pier, one would find the old lighthouse and the modern light (picture below), the latter fully servieable and guiding the boats and ships to safety at night. The old lighthouse’s lenses, which is next to the modern light, is not functional anymore but it still retains the structure and the lighthouse keepers room.
A walk to this part is rewarding for the view of the boats, the hill and summit of Howth, the island of Ireland’s Eye and ,of course, the everchanging beauty of sunrise, sunset and weather in the horizon.
The two way street next to the marina is lined with businesses and amenities as with most village centre. There are shops, restaurants and hotels where locals and visitors converged. One could easily feel a distinctly seaside vibe when eating, lodging or simply walking on the footpath.