Howth is known for being family-friendly and relaxing with many neighborhood options for restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. Take in the natural beauty of the sea and beaches—or broaden your horizons with some local live music. Hotels in Howth provide a good starting point for sightseeing in and around the Dublin area.
Sightseeing around Howth
Study the collections at National Maritime Museum of Ireland, National Print Museum, or National Gallery of Ireland at Merrion Square. You can attend a show at 3Arena, The Grand Canal Theatre, and Bord Gais Energy Theatre. Some landmarks that can't be missed include Clontarf Castle, Casino at Marino, and Malahide Castle. Hours of family fun are waiting at The Wright Venue, Dublin Zoo, and Club 92.
Popular activities in the area include golfing and shopping. Try to avoid the hazards at golf courses like Howth Golf Club, St. Anne's Golf Club, and Sutton Golf Club. Dollymount Beach, Sandymount Beach, and Donabate Beach are a few spots to soak up some sunshine. You'll find the great outdoors at parks like Ireland's Eye, St. Anne's Rose Garden, and St Annes Park. With a shopping trip to Omni Park Shopping Centre, Blackrock Shopping Centre, or Frascati Shopping Centre, you might find that perfect souvenir. Howth Harbour, Portmarnock Golf Club, or Royal Dublin Golf Club will provide yet another welcomed diversion.
Some of the area's most popular sights are Aviva Stadium, Croke Park, and Garden of Remembrance. Clontarf Golf Club, Talbot Botanic Gardens, and Fairview Park are other top spots to see.
Getting around Howth
To see the sights outside of town, hop aboard a train. Dublin Sutton Station is the closet train station, but Dublin Bayside Station and Dublin Howth Station are also nearby.
The Dublin (DUB) airport is 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from Howth.