Poolbeg, Dublin, Ireland
Pigeon House Road near Sandymount. These infamous Poolbeg Station towers are the backdrop for this perfect location. Located off the Poolbeg peninsula, the area is tidal and creates perfect lagoons and sand banked channels, ideal for beginners and improver classes. The area is heavily tidal but shallow and safe for first timers and gets a wide range of wind directions.
The beauty of this spot lies in its proximity to the city centre and relative lack of kites in the sky. Also Dublin bay has a huge tidal range which is fantastic for shallow, flat water though it can mean you’re stuck with a mile-long hike to the water’s edge.