Portmarnock village and Beach is the fifth in our series of looped walks mapped by Stephen Macdonagh. See all Malahide Looped Walks.
You may do the “short walk” as mapped above starting in Portmarnock, or the longer version from Malahide village along the coast walk and back (This can be crowded at weekends and busy times). Another option is to bike along the coast from Malahide to the start of the walk in Portmarnock.
Best walked from C-B-A-D. Finish by walking the beach back to D. Your target is the lower beach lifeguard hut (or the concrete base on which it is placed during the season). The path back to the car park is beside it. Alternatively begin at C and walk in either direction.
If travelling by car, our readers have advised us of an ongoing problem of thefts and break ins to cars parked in the car park at location C, as there is no cctv in the area (as of Dec 2020). Their advice is to start at point “A”.
This walk is not suitable for wheelchairs as much of it is along the beach.
Length: 3.6 km (short walk) From Malahide village along coast and back: approx 14Km.
Surface: Mix of paved and beach (sand)
Footwear: Walking shoes / runners that you’re happy to use on a beach