Destination guide

Seaside sightseeing in charming Malahide

The waterfront village of Malahide charms visitors with its shop-lined downtown streets and beautiful sandy beaches on the Irish Sea. With Ireland's capital city just a quick jaunt away, there are endless cultural and historic activities to experience in the area and you'll discover a wealth of fantastic shopping and dining options and gorgeous castle gardens all in close proximity to your Malahide vacation rental. Once you've selected your ideal property and secured a summer stay, you'll be ready to hit nearby golf links or charter a boat from the local marina for fishing trips and sightseeing around the rocky cliffs of nearby Lambay Island.

Things to do

Discovering Irish castles in Malahide

Dating back to the 12th century, the historic Malahide Castle and Gardens is one of the top spots to visit in the town. Here, you can take guided tours daily through drawing rooms and a Great Hall decked out in Irish period furniture and art works from the National Gallery of Ireland. Outside, opt for a long walk through the beautiful green parklands and ornamental gardens that boast 1000s of plant species spread out over more than 20 acres. Bike rentals are available through a cycling hub at the castle's visitor center and can be used to explore the grounds and nearby coastline.

Activities

Boutiques and bike rides in Malahide

Just a few blocks from the bobbing boats of the Malahide Marina, the tree-lined downtown streets retain the idyllic appeal of a classic seaside village, with hanging flower baskets, ornate street lamps and traditional storefronts. Spend a day here shopping for Irish souvenirs in the charming boutiques, picking out colorful bouquets at the local flower shops and warming up with a hot beverage and pastry at cozy coffee shops. Sidewalks here run along the coastline to Malahide Beach, so you can enjoy bike rides to seaside green spaces that are perfect for spreading out on a blanket with a good book and a picnic lunch.

Weather

Pleasant summers on the coast in Malahide

Summers are perfect for strolling alongside the gorgeous coastline of Malahide and browsing through the village's charming boutiques. The winter rains taper off come spring and temperatures usually warm up into the mid-60s by June, when precious hours of sunlight awaken the gorgeous Irish landscape. Summer is the busiest season and prices tend to be a bit higher, so you'll want to look for your Malahide vacation rental early to make sure you snag your ideal dates. A number of rentals come equipped with a fireplace, perfect for cozy family evenings indoors no matter what time of year you visit.

Natural features

Seeking sea life in Malahide

Malahide sits near Dublin Bay, where gorgeous sandy beaches and an array of coastal delights await. The nearby North Bull Island Nature Reserve is a great spot for birdwatching, and you could encounter everything from peregrine falcons and whooper swans to little greenfinch and wading sanderlings. In spring and summer, you might be lucky enough to see some of the colorful butterflies that live here or gray and harbor seals lazing on the shore under the sun. After a long day of wildlife adventures in the park, you'll be glad to return for a relaxing evening at your Malahide vacation rental.

How to get there

How to get to and around Malahide

Fly into Dublin (DUB), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city center.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, you can make your way to Malahide Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Malahide?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 646 vacation rentals near Malahide. From 484 Condos/Apartments to 16 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Malahide for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Malahide?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Malahide:

  • City Centre Dublin: 494 vacation rentals
  • Grand Canal Dock: 307 vacation rentals
  • Dublin Southside: 557 vacation rentals
  • Temple Bar: 228 vacation rentals
  • Ballsbridge: 179 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Malahide?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Malahide. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Malahide Castle: 677 vacation rentals
  • Malahide Station: 692 vacation rentals
  • Talbot Botanic Gardens: 697 vacation rentals
  • Art Alley: 692 vacation rentals
  • Malahide Beach: 693 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Malahide listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Malahide?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 484 Condos/Apartments in Malahide. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Malahide include:

  • Cottages: 16 rentals available
  • Houses: 118 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 16 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Malahide?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 8 vacation rentals with pool available in Malahide. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.