A drive south along the coast near Dublin offers you romantic seascapes and charming villages where you can find cafes, marinas and piers to explore at your leisure. Killiney is said to resemble the Bay of Naples and the promenade at Bray, or the coastal walk to Greystones, offers fantastic views over the Irish sea.
Although not technically beyond the Pale it is worth driving out to Phoenix Park. One of the largest European enclosed parks in an urban setting, and complete with wild deer roaming freely and stately homes, there is plenty to do in the park. Dublin Zoo is situated within it, there’s a great children’s playground, monuments, statues and plenty of opportunities for a relaxing picnic.
Coast, countryside and the famous Martello Tower all beckon: so book your car rental and get out there because Ireland awaits.