Killiney is a popular family beach and swimming spot on Dublin’s southside.
The beach itself is nothing to write home about, as it’s stony, hard to walk on and attracts flies in the summer. However, for swimmers Killiney has the advantage of having good depth to the water, even when the tide is out. You do, of course, need to be careful, especially with children, as a few metres from the shore you can be out of your depth.
Sometimes the water looks a bit murky, but its quality seems to be ok. Looking out to sea this is a nice place to swim, as nearby Sorrento Terrace looks well in the sunshine and various yachts regularly sail by.
In good summer weather this is a popular and busy spot. There is a good size car park, which has ok toilet facilities. The beach is buggy accessible and wheelchairs can get to a tarmacadam path alongside it.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
From Dublin city the best way to get here is by DART with the Killiney stop leaving you right beside the beach.
Yeah while a great place to swim, but you need to be a competent swimmer as it can be Dangerous at times especially if the winds are east to west & northeasterly heavy surf can make if difficult to get ashore, & the breakers can be very unpredictable, best times are when it’s westerly winds it is usually very calm & makes for wonderful swimming