Seaside Adventures in Dublin and Waterford

Discover some lovely seaside adventures in Dublin and Waterford for experiences of city and country with coastal activities on your doorstep.

Seaside Adventures in Dublin and Waterford – Special Offers

In the gorgeous leafy suburb of Clontarf, uniquely located just moments from the seaside and Dublin bay, Clontarf Castle Hotel is the ultimate location to spend time this summer.

Clontarf Castle, Dublin

Clontarf Castle is perfect for couples, and The Great Escape is a relaxing getaway in the ideal location to explore everything Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer. Arrive at this characterful 12th-century castle hotel and enjoy a complimentary box of chocolates while deciding on which historic, coastal or cultural trip you might choose during your stay. Whether it’s a long day trip to the Hill of Tara, exploring nearby Howth, Malahide, Temple Bar or St. Anne’s Park, right on the doorstep.

Clontarf Castle is also a great base for all the city has to offer, from museums, cultural attractions, and retail therapy to a culinary experience and some people-watching in one of the city’s famous restaurants and bars. 

Including candlelit dinner for two on one evening in award-winning Fahrenheit Restaurant, with a glass of bubbles each, and options to upgrade your stay including room upgrades and gourmet packed lunches, The Great Escape at Clontarf Castle is a two-night stay for two adults, with a box of chocolates and dinner on one evening, from €269 per person sharing, book here.

Seaside Safari at the Cliff House, Waterford

Cliff House Hotel, the five-star favourite nestled into the coast overlooking the picturesque village of Ardmore, is the perfect place to explore the sunny south east’s magical waters.

Go explore with your very own Cliff Adventure, beginning with a choice of either a sea kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding safari, led by one of the qualified local Urchin Adventure instructors.

Exhilarated by the refreshing spray of the wild Atlantic Ocean, embrace the true outdoors with an expertly guided tour and meander of scenic Ardmore Bay. Following St. Declan’s Way is where you can explore the breathtaking natural landscape and abundant sea life that graces the coast.

Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed three-course evening meal in the seafront Bar Restaurant that focuses on the very best of Irish produce.

Cliff Adventure is a one-night stay in a Deluxe sea view room with a three-course table d’hôte dinner in The Bar Restaurant. In addition, a seaside safari with a choice of either sea kayaking or stand-up paddle boarding with Urchin Adventures

The cost is inclusive of wetsuits, access to the 15m indoor infinity-edge swimming pool, outdoor heated jacuzzi, gymnasium, sauna, and steam room at Cliff House Hotel and complimentary valet parking and full Irish breakfast the next morning, and is available from €519 based on two people sharing, book here.

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Joan Scales
Joan Scales
Award-winning journalist, Joan has been writing about travel and tourism for many years principally for The Irish Times and lately for travel2ireland. Joan has appeared many times on television and radio talking about the business of travel and all its component strands. She is also a public speaker and has appeared at many international conventions and conferences.

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