Claremont Beach is a small cove like beach situated close to Howth Harbour and I really like it.
The beach, otr at least much of it, is especially attractive when the tide is out and it is very popular with dog walkers. At low water Claremont beach joins up with Sutton’s Burrow Beach [known locally as the Hole-In-The-Wall beach].
I believe that there are at least twenty four beaches local to Dublin and many, if not all of them, are relatively under used most of the time and Claremont is one of the least used of all of them.
I am willing to bet that most of you have never heard of Claremont Beach. One problem is that it is located on the wrong side of the railway tracks. To get to it you need to make your way down an ugly lane passing behind the railway station and this can be somewhat off-putting to the extent that many people fail to get to the beach unless they know that it is there.
At high tide the beach is very unattractive because at its edge there is a badly maintained stretch of rocky land bordering an industrial estate and at times it acts as a dumping ground for industrial waste [totally illegal]. The strip beside the boatyard attracts some anti-social behaviour.
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