GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Malahide to Portmarnock Coastal Walk

3 miles (5 km)

This short coastal walk runs from Malahide to Portmarnock in Fingal. It runs for about 5km (3 miles) on a fairly flat path. There's fine views over the Broadmeadow River estuary to Donabate and a nice section along Portmarnock Beach at the end. On a clear day you can also seeLambay Island and the headland at Howth. Wildlife enthusiasts can look out for a wide variety of sea birds on the way.
Starting in Malahide you follow a path running along the coast road. You will pass Malahide Beach and Robswall Park before coming to the martello tower at Portmanock Beach.
In Portmanock you can continue your walk along the beach to the 'Southern Cross' memorial on North Beach which commemorates the first successful East-West transatlantic flight made by Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith in his plane 'The Southern Cross' (VH-USU). It took off from the Portmarnock beach on 24 July 1930 and landed in Harbour GraceNewfoundland.
To continue your walking in the area, head south and try the Howth Cliff Walk. The route is one of the most popular walks in Ireland, with waymarked footpaths taking you along a series of wonderful cliff tops. The area is also great for wildlife spotting with grey seals and a variety of sea birds to look out for on the way. For a more challenging walk around the Howth peninsula try the Purple Route (Bog of Frogs) which climbs to the hills above the coast. From here there's wonderful views over Portmarnock,Sutton,Bull Islandand most ofDublin Bay. You could also head into Dublin and visit Tymon Park. There's a number of nice waymarked woodland trails and waterside paths along the River Poddle here.

Malahide to Portmarnock Coastal Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Across the Estuary - geograph.org.uk - 181923

Across the Estuary

Martello Tower, Portmarnock - geograph.org.uk - 526038

Martello Tower, Portmarnock

Portmarnock - Southern Cross Monument

'Southern Cross'memorial at Portmarmock

Portmarnock Point - geograph.org.uk - 458319

Portmarnock Point

GPS Files

GPX File

Malahide to Portmarnock Coastal Walk.gpx (right click - 'Save As')