Howth is a peninsula located near the city of Dublin in Ireland and a perfect escape out of the bustling capital. Howth is a small village, mostly famous for its lush nature, its panoramic views and its amazing hiking opportunities.
It is especially ideal for those who love nature and wildlife, especially birds. Here, you can spot fulmars, seagulls, guillemots, razorbills and more.
To hike, there is well marked trail that begins at the east side of the Peninsula and follows to the south next to the sea where you will experience breath-taking views. The hike is quite easy and most people are able to do it, even those who are inexperienced. Aside from the natural landscapes that you will witness, you will also get a view of Dublin’s bay.
On the West Pier, at the very end, you’ll be able to see the footprints of king George IV from his visit to Ireland. Also on the hills are some ruins and a tomb.
The village itself is very traditional and the main dish here is of course fish & chips. You can find a lot of restaurants and cafés along the harbour. A recommended one by a local is O’Connells.
Tip: Watch out for seagulls, as (all jokes aside) the chances of getting pooped on are higher than in most places!
From Dublin, you can take bus 31a from Talbot St which will leave you right in Howth's center for about 3.20 euros