For planning this trip we used "Oileáin". This book deals with landings on islands, camping spots, tidal streams and general information. It is intended to be similar in purpose to a nautical Pilot or Sailing directions, but dedicated to sea kayaks and other very small craft (SUP),
From there we paddled past the sailing club, on past the martello tower , to the start of the cliff walk.
We continued on further past red rock beach to within Doldrom bay ( see map), to where we took a short break in view of the baily lighthouse. As we were limited to time we could not continue to jameson beach.
We continued back and exited beside the martello tower ( see tides) where we had a second car parked.
Total distance 5 - 6 km approx.
High Tide was 11 am.
We started at 2 . 20 pm so we had benefit of the outgoing tide. As predicted, by 5 pm the water had significantly dropped so we got out at the point of the Martello tower. Before getting out we were able to surf , small but enticing 1 ft waves that frequently occur as a result of the numerous ferries that pass close to the North Dublin bay coastline.
Advice for this trip : know local tides and only consider with light wind
Highlights: Its hard to believe Howth is in Dublin, very similar to West Coast (except for the surf)