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Beach Guide - Dollymount, Dublin

3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #18 by Bryan Pelly
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DOLLYMOUNT BEACH CODE OF CONDUCT (IKSA)

  1. Setup, launch, and land your kite in the designated area (Figure 1). Use launch/land/setup/packdown area only to inflate and deflate kites. No launching and landing outside this area is permitted. No land-boarding (land-yachting) permitted at any time in this area.
  2. Wrap up lines and sand down kite when not in use.
  3. Promptly enter and exit the water from and to the launch zone.
  4. Avoid unnecessary flying of large kites, other than trainer kites, on the beach.
  5. Land-kiting allowed, only, on the most northern section of the beach.
  6. Use a Kite leash at all times.
  7. Stay 200 metres away from all swimmers and stay clear of all areas in front and to the sides of the lifeguard huts in the summer.
  8. Give right of way to other beach users at all times.
  9. Assist other kiters to safely land and launch kites.


Water
  • Type: Shallow, Flat, Chop
  • Hazards: Ships/Boats
  • Quality: Clean
  • Best Tide: Low Tide
Generally the water is flat, when the tide is out it is waist deep for a couple of hundred meters. However with South-Easterly wind it does get bit choppy.

Beach
  • Type: Sand
  • Size: Big
  • Hazards: Rocks
  • Beach Users:July, August
The beach is 3km long, compact sand, car accessible. Rocks about 100m either side of the entrance to stop people driving the length of the beach.

Wind
  • Best Months:March, April, May, September, October
  • Wind Type: Frontal Winds
  • Best Direction: E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW
  • Main Direction: SE/S
Generally no wind in August. Bigger gear for summer and smaller gear for winter. Normally onshore or side-onshore winds. Not many squalls, but can be a bit gusty. Wind 4-5 times a week from 6-30 knots.
Best directions: SE, S

Extra Information
  • Rules: Restricted Zones
Use the wooden bridge end. There is a designated kite setup, launch and land area there.
Please wear a kite leash.
Windsurfers appear on really windy days.

How to get there
  • Transport: Car
    Please note Dollymount beach is on Bull Island and maybe spotted faster on the maps.
    Go North out of Dublin, keeping the harbor on your right. As you get closer there are clear sign posts for Dollymount Strand. You will probably also see kites flying if the weather is OK.
    You can drive onto the beach. The beach is popular for all kinds of kiting.
    15 min drive from Dublin city and 15 min drive from Dublin airport.

Here's a great fly over video of the beach

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3 years 6 months ago #38 by Fiachra Sweeney
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Where should updates re: barriers / communication with council etc live in the forum?
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3 years 6 months ago #40 by John Joe Daly
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jaysis!
Did Spielberg or Scorsese direct that beach guide video?
I for one think it's amazing :)
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3 years 6 months ago #42 by Richie Ryan
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John Joe Daly wrote: jaysis!
Did Spielberg or Scorsese direct that beach guide video?
I for one think it's amazing :)


Where's the "like" button?
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3 years 6 months ago #43 by Bryan Pelly
Bryan Pelly replied the topic: Beach Guide - Dollymount, Dublin
You'll have to make do with the "Thank you" button instead Richie - I prefer a nice thank you, its more personal and feels better than an (easy) like ;)

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3 years 6 months ago #45 by Nicola Murphy
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Fiachra Sweeney wrote: Where should updates re: barriers / communication with council etc live in the forum?


Will probably have an IKSA announcements section F. I think that's the cleanest way.
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3 years 6 months ago #46 by Nicola Murphy
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Thanks for testing it out btw guys
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3 years 4 months ago #93 by John Joe Daly
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Ah deadly! a 'Thank you' button, i only noticed that now.
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