Dublin Bay, Dublin

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Dublin Bay is a C-shaped inlet of the Irish Sea on the east coast of Ireland. The bay is about 10 kilometres wide along its north-south base, and 7 km in length to its apex at the centre of the city of Dublin; stretching from Howth Head in the north to Dalkey Point in the south. North Bull Island is situated in the northwest part of the bay, where one of two major inshore sand banks lay, and features a 5 km long sandy beach, Dollymount Strand, fronting an internationally recognised wildfowl reserve. Many of the rivers of Dublin reach the Irish Sea at Dublin Bay: the River Liffey, with the River Dodder flow received less than 1 km inland, River Tolka, and various smaller rivers and streams.
The metropolitan area of the city of Dublin surrounds three sides of the bay, while the Irish Sea lies to the east. Dublin was founded by the Vikings at the point where they were able to ford the River Liffey with the first wattle bridge up from the estuary. The city spread from its birthplace, around what is now the James's Gate area, out along the coastline, northeast towards Howth and southeast towards Dalkey.
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  • I walked with some locals along the edge of stunning Dublin Bay where Wales is just a ferry ride away! If you want some relaxing down time I can recommend spending a few hours to soak in the views.  more »
  • Step out of ordinary living, and into breathtaking beauty. Hungry? Let' s have fresh prawns with garlic butter. Mmmm. It's like a scene from a Disney movi here. Me, "It probably was" "What do you mean...  more »
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  • When Irish Water's plant hasn't poured poo into it, Dublin Bay is a spectacular amenity for the city. And it's beautiful all the time.
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