Sandycove Beach

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Attraction Description

Sandycove Beach is a lovely small inlet with fine sand. The visitor can take a dip in the sea off the pier area above the cove or just walk out to the water from the beach.

The Council carries out an extensive beach-cleaning programme on all beaches and acknowledges the importance to the community of such a valuable amenity.

In order to make the beach area safe and pleasant for everybody, a number of restrictions are in place relating to litter, dogs, jet-skis and noise. 

Following a period of extensive public consultation, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council at its meeting on the 8th October 2012 adopted new Beach Bye Laws.

The new bye laws amend the existing regulations on the control of dogs on beaches. They are less restrictive on dog owners and recognize the needs of all beach users by achieving a balance between dog owners, the general public and swimmers.

Dogs will be allowed off leash outside of the designated bathing/lifeguard control areas all year at certain times at Sandycove beach.

The new bye laws came into effect on the 1st January 2013.

Beach Bye Laws 2012 (pdf -299kb)‌‎‌‎‌‎‌‎

The following map can be used to interpret the Beach bye Laws 2013‌‎‌‎

Map of Sandycove Beach and Forty Foot Bathing Area (pdf -1,192kb)‌‎‌‎‌‎‌‎‎

Public Conveniences

A Universal Superloo is located at Sandycove Avenue West. The charge for usage is 50 cents.

Recreational Activities/Events



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