Experience the natural beauty of Howth Head as you walk on paths through hilly and rugged terrain. The peninsula was originally an island but is now connected to the mainland via a tombolo, or narrow strip of land. Enjoy the picturesque scenery and watch for wildlife that thrives on the seaside cliffs. On a clear day, you can see the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin in the distance. Leave time for a stop at the Baily lighthouse and Howth, a nearby fishing village. Arrange your visit to Howth Head and discover more family-friendly attractions in Howth using our Howth trip planning website.
Tours To Howth Head
Howth Day Trip from Dublin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $36
Duration: 6 hours
Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $48
Duration: 4 hours
Howth Head Reviews
You can start it from the summit or from the light house or from the other end from the pier. No high heels or flip flops recommended! You have a lower or an higher path.. whoever your walk starts... more »
We came on a Sunday afternoon and many people were on the path, but it was still enjoyable. We didn't know the area well and took a right turn off the path near the lighthouse so ended up walking... more »
Fantastic cliffs and a lovely village. Excellent weekend getaway and if possible so go for the cliff walk.
The perfect place for a walk when the weather is lovely. The views are amazing. I wouldn’t recommend going if it’s too windy though, some of the cliff paths can be a bit thin.
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