Ah, the seaside. The fresh salty air, the sandy strolls, the 99s. The only thing better than a day at the beach? Waking up each morning to seaside views in South Dublin! There are plenty of reasons to settle down by the sea and if you’re looking to make a move beachward, there’s no better spot than Dalkey!
The area has been made famous for its well-known residents, including Bono, Enya and novelist Maeve Binchy. It’s no surprise so many celebrities call this popular southside suburb home. A thriving village life, stunning hill walks and sea swims and easy access to Dublin City Centre make Dalkey and its neighbouring villages a prime spot to buy your next home.
Read on for some of our favourite things about living on Dublin’s south coast.
Swimming at the Vico
Although the Vico isn’t as well-known as it’s Sandycove cousin, The Forty Foot, we think this Dalkey swim spot gives the Ulysses bath a run for its money!
The Vico can be a bit hard to find, but once you’re there, you can sink into the sea via handy rails and ladders. There’s also a peaceful seawater pool if you’re in need of some shelter from the choppy sea.
A favourite amongst city-dwellers looking for a bit of the great outdoors, Killiney Hill Park offers a tranquil escape from city life. De-stress with a gentle walk ending in panoramic views of Dublin city, bay and mountains.
Killiney Hill Park has something for everyone, from rock climbing at Dalkey Quarry for the more adventurous, to extensive woodland trails and playgrounds for families. Take it easy in the tea rooms with a relaxing cuppa after a quiet stroll. The area guarantees a wonderful day out for locals and visitors alike.
Dalkey Village is a bustling town centre with no shortage of local and independent shops, cafes and eateries. If you’re at all concerned about missing out on the variety Dublin City has to offer, we’re here to reassure you: the selection of restaurants in Dalkey is unparalleled.
Whether you’re feeling French cuisine classics, tasty pub grub or flavourful Indian dishes, Dalkey has you covered. Test out local favourite Ragazzi for Italian bistro fare or Ouzos if you’re craving fresh seafood.
Four Premium Homes on Dublin's South Coast
It’s not hard to picture yourself sipping your morning coffee and overlooking the sea in this gorgeous, architect-designed home. Bayview comes complete with large terraces with stunning sea views, walk-in wardrobes and a master suite spanning the entire second floor level.
If a period home calls to you, look no further than Killiney Lodge. This double fronted Victorian villa dates back to 1872 and rests secluded and private in south westerly gardens of approx.. 0.5 acre. The house is presented in turn-key condition, just waiting for a new owner to move in and enjoy its original period embellishments, sun trap patio and purpose built barbeque area.
Conveniently located within an easy stroll of Glasthule, Sandycove and Dalkey villages, Strathyre is a charming bungalow on this site of nearly 1/3 acre. Perhaps this home’s best features are hidden around back and include a spacious landscaped rear garden and detached summerhouse, perfect for dining al fresco in the summer months!
About the Author: Zoe Yohn
Hailing from the Nebraskan plains, content creator Zoe Yohn is new to the housing market in Dublin and buying and selling property generally.
As marketing executive for Lisney, she has a devoted interest in learning more about Ireland’s property market, both professionally and personally.
Zoe has recently earned her MA in Anglo-Irish Literature & Drama at UCD and is a writer, social media specialist and French fry connoisseur.
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