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Howth Peninsula Hiking Tour

Recommended by 100% of travelers

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Hike the incredible south facing coastal paths overlooking Dublin Bay on this famous 4-hour adventure. A spectaclular guided hike through woodlands, cliff paths, hidden beaches and secret coves.

From €39

4 hour duration

Live tour  guide in English - small group size

Free cancellation up to 24 hour  for full refund

Meet at 11.00 am at Bodega at Howth Market across the road from the train Station.

Local, family run sustainable business

Full Description

Discover Dublin's secret treasure. Take a day trip to Howth and explore the south facing cliffs on a guided hike in spectacular areas of natural beauty. A beautiful and once in a lifetime coastal adventure in any season. Explore off-road with passionate and expert local guides, nobody knows it better. Be ready for 10 kms to 15 kms (6 to 9 miles) in about 4 hours. Meet your guide at Howth Market opposite Howth train station and head of with your small group to visit the famous Harbour Spot the wildlife, seals and birdlife. Visit St Mary's Abbey, founded by the Viking King Sitric in 1042. Climb to views described by HG Wells as the most beautiful in the World. Hike across heathlands and blankets of wildflowers to the south facing cliffs overlooking Dublin Bay. See the conservation grazers, the Old Irish Goat Herd along the way. Follow the quiet coastal trails and enjoy a picnic stop at secret beaches and hidden coves. Discover the famous Martello Towers and Baily Lighthouse and hear about their amazing history. Ascend the cliff path to the Summit taking in the panoramic views before heading back down to the village to enjoy the some famous Howth hospitality in local cafes, pubs and restaurants. Guides will send you a video momento at the end of the tour with photos and videos which you can share with family and friends and relive your Howth adventure.


  • Discover Dublin's treasure on the only hike that takes you to the south facing cliffs overlooking Dublin Bay

  • Learn about Howth's amazing history and unique perspective from expert local guides

  • An unforgettable eco adventure across blankets of wildflowers and heathlands

  • Spot the old Irish goat herd and explore secret beaches and hidden coves

  • Experience the real beauty and nature of Ireland and the best views in Dublin

  • All guests receive a comlimentary video momento with photos of the tour after the hike


  • Meet at 11.00 am at Bodega at Howth Market across the road from the train Station.

  • Follow the trails and the ever-changing habitats, woodlands, heathland, cliffs, meadows to the famous Howth cliff path in the UNESCO Dublin Biosphere.

  • Follow the trails and magic steps to Muck Rock and incredible views north, south east and west. 

  • Walk around Shielmartin Hill to Sutton Martello Tower and Red-Rock overlooking Dublin Bay and the Wicklow mountains. 

  • Explore the nooks and crannies, coves and caves around Howth head

  • Discover the amazing south facing beaches and rock pools

  • Ascend the majestic cliff paths from the Baily Lighthouse to the Summit.

  • Head back down to the village around 3pm.

  • The journey may vary to make sure you get the best of each other, Howth, the weather and the tide.


  • We recommend cross trainers, boots or stout shoes. It is also worth wearing light weight long trousers to avoid nettle stings. Keep an eye on the weather and think about a light waterproof, gloves, scarf and hat in a backpack. Bring along water and a snack to enjoy enroute.

If the date you are looking for is not available please contact us and we can arrange a Howth hiking tour at a time that suits.
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