Dun Laoghaire Pier is the perfect place to take a stroll, breathe in the sea air, and enjoy stunning views of Dublin Bay. Whether you fancy a brisk walk or just want to sit and watch the world go by, Dun Laoghaire pier is the spot to do it.
Walking along the pier
The East Pier is a popular 2.6 kilometre return journey walking path that offers great views from the Dublin marina out across the bay. Watch as sail boats, powerboats and yachts navigate the harbour. Or head out to where local fishermen cast their lines to see what’s biting. When you’ve completed the long pier walk, take a stroll along the harbour front and find a place to relax and enjoy some refreshments.
To make walking the pier fun for kids check out FUN LAOGHAIRE a great FREE app, the concept of which is to encourage kids to get active by giving them an incentive of unlocking a mini game every time they complete a walk. It involves using GPS coordinates at particular points of interest located along the Pier. (Designed by Danielle Martin)
Watersport activities from Dun Laoghaire Pier
There’s a huge range of fun watersport activities on offer from Dun Laoghaire harbour. Why not try your hand at the following…
- Sailing – Go Sailing Dublin Bay is an exciting sailing adventure where you can join the crew of a 54-foot ocean-going yacht. Learn how sails work and basic sailing skills.
- Powerboating – Dun Laoghaire Powerboat School provides lessons for powerboat enthusiasts around the Bay. A great buzz for thrill seekers!
- Scuba Diving – At the southern end of the bay are two of the most popular dive sites in Ireland. Dalkey Island and The Muglins provide good diving conditions, a wealth of marine life and lots more to explore.
- Fishing – Dun Laoghaire is a popular fishing port with good shore fishing available all year round.
- Swimming – If you fancy a refreshing dip head to the Forty-Foot, an open-sea bathing spot frequented by Dubliners for more than 250 years.
At the end of your adventurous day exploring all the pier and marina has to offer, come back again in the evening to explore the delights of the harbour by night. There are plenty of restaurants and bars that offer great food and drink and stunning views of the pier.