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Parks and nature in Dublin

Top parks

Park
“Good central city nature view, many amenities and shops around, great spot for meeting and walks”
  • 331 locals recommend
Park
“This is a super park just off Harcourt Street - much quieter than St.Stephens Green! There’s concerts and events like ‘Taste of Dublin’ that run throughout the Summer months.”
  • 96 locals recommend
Park
“The ideal spot for a quiet stroll, this park also boasts a popular Sunday market for local Irish produce”
  • 38 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Explore Europe's largest walled urban park. There are three Cafes, Wild Deer, a Victorian Walled Garden, the Irish President's House, Dublin Zoo and acres of open space. You can explore on foot or you can Rent a Bike from Phoenix Park Cycles. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to enjoy a beautiful nature, coffe and weekend food & craft market. Parkruns every Saturday (adults) and Sunday (children) morning.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely walks, playgrounds, wide open spaces; close to the sea and Bull Island (nature reserve). Excellent history of the park and there are rose gardens and stables cafes for a rest.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Garden
“These gardens are one of the most famous memorial gardens in Europe. They are dedicated to the memory of 49,400 Irish soldiers who died in the 1914 – 1918 war. The names of all the soldiers are contained in the beautifully illustrated Harry Clarke manuscripts in the granite bookrooms in the gardens. These gardens are not only a place of remembrance but are also of great architectural interest and beauty. They are one of four gardens in this country designed by the famous architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944). The others being Heywood Gardens (see p.63), Lambay Island and those in Howth Castle. Sunken rose gardens, herbaceous borders and extensive tree planting make for an enjoyable visit to the gardens in any season.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Located in Glasnevin, County Dublin, the National Botanic Gardens are noted for their fine plant collections holding more than 15,000 plant species and cultivars from a variety of habitats from around the world.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Museum
“Tired of Seeing Your Child Hooked On To A Phone? Bring Them Out For A Real Life Experience. Engage Them In Interesting & Fun Science & Sports Activities. Worth calling ahead, sometimes they are fully booked”
  • 14 locals recommend
Park
“Lovely park with an array of activities throughout the year including; Athletics Band Performances Basketball Court Floral Schemes Leisure Walks Pavillion Playground Sports Fields”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“Nice local park, you can grab a coffee and let the kids off in the playground”
  • 11 locals recommend
Playground
“A memorable mountain experience, I love this place for its panoramic view of mountains, islands, sea and city. Park on the Vico Road and descend the steps over the railway line to the microclimate of White Rock Beach, Killiney Hill rises steeply behind cutting off the wind. Go back up and across the Vico Road into the oak and pine towards the hilltop to the Obelisk. Drop into the coffee shop at the Victoria Gate entrance on Killiney Hill Road.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Playground
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Noshington is a café in the heart of Dublin 8 that serves food and coffee. On both South Circular Road and inside Harolds Cross Park.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“More of a local park for joggers and dog walkers, a more scenic way to go to a large supermarket called Tesco. ACabinteely park has better nature :)”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Beach
“This beach is very flat. You have to walk and walk and walk and walk some more to get the water until your ... knees! Very safe if you don't know how to swim or you want to go with small kids.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Beach
“Portmarnock has a beautiful beach. Ideal for those warm sunny days in Dublin!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beach
“A favourite for a walk whatever the weather. Got a great wee coffee cabin called, Happy Out. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Beach
“Fabulous open water swimming pool, the first chapter of Ulysses is set here - beautifully refreshing dips!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Beach
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“Glasthule village has 2 award winning wine stores; Mitchell & Sons and 64 wine where you can also enjoy coffees and a light lunch. Also a selection good Restaurants here just a stroll away...”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
“great beach in an amazing part of Dublin and you could pop into Bono in his local village.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“This is a hike worth the trip out on the DART from Dublin City Centre. Walk the Howth Head trail right along the coast for incredible views. Then grab a bite to eat in one of the many seafood restarants out in Howth. Perfect way to spend a day!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Hike up to Enniskerry or Glencullen for lunch and catch the 44 bus back home. Check out www.wicklowway.com”
  • 1 local recommends