County Dublin offers visitors a unique opportunity to obtain an experience of both the city and county. Deep river valleys divide the county into distinct neighbourhoods and provide ready-made green belts uniting the Liffey Valley with the Dublin and Wicklow Mountains.
The area to the north of Dublin City is renowned for its coastline of fine, safe, gently-shelving sandy beaches. These beaches make the resorts particularly suitable for children. The sports enthusiast is also well looked after, for this area boasts some of the east coast's best facilities. A further advantage is the nearness to Dublin City.
The area to the south of Dublin City is not only one of the most beautiful in the country but also one of great general interest, offering the visitor a wide variety of things to see and enjoy - Dun Laoghaire, with its elegant Victorian terraces and Killney Bay, often compared to the Bay of Naples. There is also plenty of activities including yachting, swimming, golf, water skiing, riding or horse racing.
The picturesque village of Dalkey is situated at the heart of some of the most beautiful scenery on the east coast. Once a fishing village, it has two small harbours: Coliemore and Bulloch.