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Before it gets too cold, and it will get positively ‘baltic’ as we say here, why not try out one or two of these places in Dublin for a swim in the sea.

Vico Baths, Dalkey

Long hidden and a secret sanctuary for the swimmers in the area the Vico Baths have become increasingly popular with swimmers from across Dublin due to its cleanliness and the beauty of its surroundings. As with anywhere you will need to take care and you should only really go if you are a strong swimmer.

Jump on the train to Dalkey and walk along Vico Road where you will eventually see an opening with steps that lead down to the sea.

The Forty Foot, Sandycove

This is a very popular and well-known place among swimmers in Dublin. For a long time only men swam here (ridiculous I know). During the summer it can be thronged with people but even in winter you will find people heading down for their morning or evening swim. There is quite a community.

The nearby Martello tower was built over two hundred to defend Ireland (then part of Britain) from Spanish invaders.

The Springers’ Bathing Area, Skerries

It’s a bit of a trek out from town but there are trains to Skerries and it is a lovely village to spend the day in.

The Springers Bathing Area is named after the springboards that used to be at these baths. Sadly they are now gone but it is still a great spot to swim.

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