Howth Head
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  • intothewoods_ie
    Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the nicest Trail in Ireland if you can take over 15 km
    If you go uphill from the harbour, you enjoy good views, but these are only the cliffs nothing else. don’t stop hiking on the first half of the island. The second part which begins after the Lighthouse is most scenic. The views over there are much more fantastic . Then return to the harbour crossing the island through the golf club. This is one of the nicest Trail in Ireland..
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 June 2023
  • WEBLEY80
    Birmingham, United Kingdom21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Refreshing and relaxing
    A beautiful place for a day trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin. The views are amazing, the whole vibe of the place was exactly what we needed. It's postcard pretty, well maintained great options for drinking and dining. The walks are stunning, relaxing and very beautiful. I adore this place. Great little market with some ace art and great fish & chips too. Could do with more public toilets
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Karen W
    19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exquisite views
    Well worth the quick and easy trip from Dublin on the DART. With an active fishing port, a playground for children, numerous shops and restaurants, there is something for everyone in this beautiful village. The hike up to Howth Head can be somewhat challenging depending on one's fitness level, but the views are breathtaking.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 August 2023
  • John V
    14 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful scenery
    We walked around the full peninsula and were stuck by the beautiful scenery. Also the colourful vegetation was impressive. It took us 3,5 hours without stop. Lunch afterwards at mamo was surperb. On the negative; The tracks were very muddy at some sections, - so bring good footware. Also, the track was overgrown many places, - sometimes with unpleasant plants with thorns and stinging nettles.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 August 2023
  • tommykristoffersen
    Harstad, Norway437 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice view - great pathways
    Great walk along the seaside, nice colours, loveley view and well maintained paths/walkways. Time ran out and we wolked the more direct route back from the "summit" above the lighthouse. If you need to see a toilet before staring your roundtrip - do that in Howth before you go, the public toilet at the "trailhead parking" was something else and not for the faint of heart :-D
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 August 2023
  • tony c
    Euless, Texas311 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Visit to Howth
    Great fishing village out side Dublin. Go to Connolly Station and get a ticket to platform 7. It is the last stop on the train ride so hard to screw up. So many small family restaurants and bars and they all looked great. We ate at the Abbey Tavern. It also has great views and long walking paths.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2024
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tony c
Euless, TX311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great fishing village out side Dublin. Go to Connolly Station and get a ticket to platform 7. It is the last stop on the train ride so hard to screw up. So many small family restaurants and bars and they all looked great. We ate at the Abbey Tavern. It also has great views and long walking paths.
Written 4 May 2024
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Tim Mc G
Dublin, Ireland276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I love howth, the walks are great, the cliff walk, the walk to the lighthouse because they have lovely scenic views of Dublin Port and surrounding areas.
Written 27 April 2024
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tommykristoffersen
Harstad, Norway437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Great walk along the seaside, nice colours, loveley view and well maintained paths/walkways.

Time ran out and we wolked the more direct route back from the "summit" above the lighthouse.

If you need to see a toilet before staring your roundtrip - do that in Howth before you go, the public toilet at the "trailhead parking" was something else and not for the faint of heart :-D
Written 16 August 2023
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John V
New York14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
We walked around the full peninsula and were stuck by the beautiful scenery. Also the colourful vegetation was impressive.
It took us 3,5 hours without stop. Lunch afterwards at mamo was surperb.

On the negative; The tracks were very muddy at some sections, - so bring good footware. Also, the track was overgrown many places, - sometimes with unpleasant plants with thorns and stinging nettles.
Written 9 August 2023
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Karen W
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Well worth the quick and easy trip from Dublin on the DART. With an active fishing port, a playground for children, numerous shops and restaurants, there is something for everyone in this beautiful village. The hike up to Howth Head can be somewhat challenging depending on one's fitness level, but the views are breathtaking.
Written 1 August 2023
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WEBLEY80
Birmingham, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
A beautiful place for a day trip to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin. The views are amazing, the whole vibe of the place was exactly what we needed. It's postcard pretty, well maintained great options for drinking and dining. The walks are stunning, relaxing and very beautiful. I adore this place. Great little market with some ace art and great fish & chips too. Could do with more public toilets
Written 11 July 2023
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Richard M
Craigavon, UK173 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Howth Head is a lovely walk but do not spoil it by visiting the pulic toilets at the pier. I couldn't believe that such a facility exists in Ireland in 2023. Reminded me of the old days when all public toilets were like this.
None of the taps at the sinks were working so no hand washing available.
Smell was disgusting.
This was very early am so no excuse.
My wife used the Female side and they were the same.
Does anyone in authority read this?
Shameful.
Written 10 July 2023
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Tom
Ireland8 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Toilets near the pier are disgusting don't know when they cleaned or disinfected last holes in toilet door only fit for animals let alone humans
Written 21 June 2023
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intothewoods_ie
Dublin, Ireland22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
If you go uphill from the harbour, you enjoy good views, but these are only the cliffs nothing else. don’t stop hiking on the first half of the island. The second part which begins after the Lighthouse is most scenic. The views over there are much more fantastic . Then return to the harbour crossing the island through the golf club. This is one of the nicest Trail in Ireland..
Written 18 June 2023
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Kathy
Austria30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a lovely walk in the countryside with a stunning view of the ocean and cliffs. This walk is about 7km long and very beautiful! It is not exhausting at all.
Written 17 May 2023
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