Savor Howth, Ireland ’s Seascapes and Scrumptious Seafood

Howth the seafood culinary capital of Ireland


We stopped in Howth on the way from Dublin to Belfast on day 5  of out driving tour of Ireland.

Howth, Ireland Harbor
Howth, Ireland Harbor

The Howth Peninsula is just 20 minutes from Dublin's City Centre so it is an easy day trip from Dublin. It offers lovely hill and seascape views. The Howth harbour area is the perfect place to set up an easel or photograph that seascape you always wanted for your home. Hike the Cliff Walk for magnificent views of the harbour and beach.

Well known as the seafood culinary capital of Ireland, there are many restaurants to choose from, most with lovely views of the harbor as well. Even if you only get fish and chips it will be some of the best you have ever had.

Lighthouse Howth, Ireland Peninsula

Howth Cliff Walk 

The Howth cliff walk is a 2-hour loop on a well-marked and trail. You will see views of Dublin Bay, and rugged coastlines and cliffs. Plus you will get a birds-eye view of the Howth Harbour Lighthouse.

Wildlife often is seen on the cliff walk in sea birds and grey seals. Stop by a local restaurant or pub en route as well as at the end of the trail.

Things to do:


  • Explore the harbor
  • Take a drive around the peninsula to see the views and majestic homes built along the coast. 
  • Stop by the Vintage Radio Museum and 
  • Visit Ireland's oldest inhabited castle with Aideen's Grave. 
  • Book a boat trip 
  • Go scuba diving
  • Have a sailing adventure




Visit the Doghouse coffee shop on in the harbor area drinks and unique decor which brings the indoors outside. It has a large outdoor area with a double bed in the middle and seating areas all around. There is a roof so you are sheltered in case rainy Irish eater approaches. There are patio heaters that keep you warm too. Very nice atmosphere.

Aqua Restaurant - Awesome harbour view. Best ever cod, oysters, smoked fish and crab claws and the seafood chowder was amazing. Reservations recommended.

Abbey Tavern - Traditional Irish Pub with live music and dancing. Welcoming place with lots of memorabilia.  The food is good from chowder to steaks you can’t o wrong.

O’Connells Howth   Water service for boaters, great views fo the harbour. Try the seafood or pasta dishes all delicious. it a traditional Irish Pub with music and dancing




Next on our driving tour of Ireland: Belfast

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