Dublin Bay, Dublin

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Dublin Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea on the east coast of Ireland. The bay is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sand banks lay, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.The metropolitan area of the city of Dublin surrounds three sides of the bay, while the Irish Sea lies to the east. Dublin was founded by the Vikings at the point where they were able to ford the River Liffey with the first wattle bridge up from the estuary. The city spread from its birthplace, around what is now the James's Gate area, out along the coastline, northeast towards Howth and southeast towards Dalkey.
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  • If you want to visit an easy to reach fishing village outside of Dublin. Reached by Tram or the Dart in about 40 minuets that had the following: than Hoarths for you. Our daughter who was there last y...  more »
  • Dublin Bay is the reason for Dublin. It also makes Dublin unique among cities... It is a beautiful natural setting within walking distance of the city centre. Dublin Bay stretches from the Hill of How...  more »
  • This is the spectacular gateway to Dublin and is ringed by a wonderful cycle path and many walking paths for enjoying the views and locales. The urban railway DART circles the bay from Dun Laoghaire t...  more »

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Dublin offers everything from luxury hotels to eclectic guesthouses. Explore over 1,000 years of history in the city on foot by staying at one of the hotels or hostels in the city center. The south side of the river has always been a popular place to stay, particularly near Temple University or the tourist nightlife center Temple Bar, but a new crop of attractive options has popped up on the north side as well. For more affordable accommodations, try a hostel or make your way toward St. Stephen's Green for a more comfortable stay at a mid-range hotel. If the artistic spirit of Dublin is what beckoned you, spend your holiday in a guesthouse near the creative Lower Gardiner Street.
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