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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),
Anyways we started 300 metres before Sutton Sailing club where there is easy access to the water and lots of parking.
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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)
Next trip: Howth harbour to the baily