Lonely Planet Writer

South Dublin ‘urban beach’ approved by planners

Dun Laoghaire's East Pier.
Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier. Image by William Murphy / CC BY-SA 2.0

A €2.5 million ‘urban beach’ on the outskirts of Dublin has been approved by planners. The development, on Dun Laoghaire’s East Pier includes an artificial beach, a café and a floating swimming pool with heated seawater, and will open for six months a year. The owners say they expect it to attract 150,000 visitors and generate €1 million each year. Read more: independent.ie