Last updated: 11 April 2024

Unleash your next dog walking adventure! Gudog is thrilled to share our Top 40 Dog Walks in Dublin.

The list includes our favourite walking trails throughout Dublin. Whether you’re a seasoned dog parent looking for a new route, a puppy parent planning your first walk, or a visitor to Dublin looking to explore with your furry friend, we’ve got you covered! The routes range from quick city park strolls, to adventurous treks through nature, and playful dog parks. So, leash up and lets find your next adventure.

What’s Included:

  1. The List: The Top 40 Dog Walks in Dublin
    • Our comprehensive list in an easy to read table.
  2. A Public Google Maps Link
    • Our public Google Map locating each walk with directions to your next adventure.
  3. Walk Highlights
    • Sea Views.
    • Nature walks.
    • Inner city.
    • Local parks.
    • Dog parks.
  4. Safety Tips
    • Advice and tips for safely walking your dog in Dublin.

The Full Top 40 Dog Walks List

Ballawley Park40 Ballawley Ct, Dublin 16, D16 PK31Local park
Ballymount ParkKingswood Heights, Dublin D24 T28CLocal park
Blackrock Park14 Rock Rd, DublinLocal park
Burrow Beach4 Strand Court, 19A Burrow Rd, Dublin 13Sea views
Bushy ParkTerenure, DublinLocal park
Cabinteely Dog ParkBray Rd, CabinteelyDog park
Carysfort ParkCarysfort, Dublin, IrelandLocal park
Crosthwaite ParkCrosthwaite Park S, Monkstown, DublinLocal park
Deer Park18 Mount Anville Rd, Stillorgan, DublinLocal park
Dodder GreenwayRoebuck, DublinLocal park
Dodder Valley Park20 Bawnville Cl, Oldbawn, Dublin 24, D24 TCW7Local park
Dog Park – Marlay ParkMarlay Park House, Grange Rd, RathfarnhamDog park
Dog Run – St. Catherine’s ParkSt. Catherine’s Park, Leixlip, Co. DublinDog park
Dog Run Park Griffeen Valley10-, 24 Johnsbridge Park, LucanDog park
Dollymount StrandBull Island, Dollymount, Co. DublinSea views
Eamonn Ceannt ParkClogher Rd, Crumlin, DublinLocal park
East Pier, Dún LaoghaireDún Laoghaire, DublinSea views
Fernhill Park Dog Run7Q4C+PF, DublinDog park
Furry GlenPhoenix Park, DublinLocal park
Hartstown Dog ParkBlakestown Rd, DublinDog park
Howth Cliff WalkHowth, DublinNature walk
Irishtown Nature Park, DublinIrishtown, DublinNature walk
Iveagh GardensSt Stephen’s Green, Park, Dublin 2, D02 HX65City centre park
Kilbogget Dog ParkHedgerow, Bray Rd, Cabinteely, Co. DublinDog park
Killiney Hill ParkKilliney Hill, Co. DublinNature walk
Marlay ParkGrange Rd, Rathfarnham, DublinLocal park
Merrion Square ParkMerrion Square West, Dublin 2City centre park
Phoenix ParkDublin 8City centre park
Poolbeg LighthouseGreat South Wall, DublinSea views
Porterstown Park6 Fernleigh Heath, Carpenterstown, Dublin 15Local park
River Valley Dog ParkWindmill Lands, Swords, Co. DublinDog park
Rockfield ParkBeaumont, DublinLocal park
Sandymount BeachSandymount, DublinSea views
Shanganagh Dog ParkShankill, Dublin D18 HD27Dog park
St. Anne’s Dog ParkClontarf East, DublinDog park
The Hell Fire ClubMountpelier, Co. DublinNature walk
Ticknock HaltTicknock, Co. DublinNature walk
Tymon Dog ParkKilnamanagh, DublinDog park
Ward River Valley ParkMoatview Court, Priorswood, Dublin P24 FP23Local park
Waterstown Dog ParkWaterstown park, Palmerstown, Co. DublinDog park

The Google Maps Link

To kickstart your journey, we’ve included this handy public Gudog Top 40 Dublin Dog Walks Google Maps Link. This map serves as your personal canine concierge, locating all 40 dog walks so you can get directions to your next adventure.

Walk Highlights

So that you and your furry friend can enjoy a variety of walks as you explore Dublin together, we’ve broken down our list with unique highlights to make every walk it’s own adventure.

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Sea Views

6 walks boast stunning sea views, coastal paths and refreshing sea air. 
Walks: Burrow Beach, Dollymount Strand, East Pier, Dún Laoghaire, Killiney Hill Park, Poolbeg Lighthouse & Sandymount Beach

Nature Walks

4 walks are immersive nature trails beyond the city centre, where lush landscapes invite adventure and peace to walk side by side.
Walks: Howth Cliff Walk, Irishtown Nature Park, The Hell Fire Club, Ticknock Halt.

City centre parks

5 walks offer urban escapes nestled amidst Dublin’s hustle and bustle. Great for quick escapes, leisurely strolls, or an after-work unwind.
Walks: Furry Glen, Iveagh Gardens, Merrion Square Park, Phoenix Park.

Local Parks

14 walks are located in residential neighbourhoods. Ideal for enjoying a peaceful evening walk or a leisurely day out close to home.
Walks: Ballawley Park, Ballymount Park, Blackrock Park, Bushy Park, Carysfort Park, Crosthwaite Park Deer Park, Dodder Greenway, Dodder Valley Park, Eamonn Ceannt Park, Marlay Park, Porterstown Park, Rockfield Park, & Ward River Valley Park

Dog Parks

12 walks are exclusively tailored for canine fun. These special spots meant for dogs to roam off-leash (if well-trained), socialise and play in secure  areas.
Walks: Cabinteely Dog Park, Dog Park – Marlay Park, Dog Run – St. Catherine’s Park, Dog Run Park Griffeen Valley, Fernhill Park Dog Run, Hartstown Dog Park, Kilbogget Dog Park, River Valley Dog Park, Shanganagh Dog Park, St. Anne’s Dog Park, Tymon Dog Park & Waterstown Dog Park

Safety Tips

Ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for both dogs and the public during walks in Dublin requires mindfulness and adherence to a few important tips:

Leash Your Dog in Public Areas:

Using a leash in public areas not only complies with local regulations but also protects your dog and others. While there are “dog parks” listed that are leash-free zones where your dog can run freely, be aware of the specific leash laws for each walk location to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Keep a Close Eye on Your Dog:

Supervision is key. Watching your dog closely in off-leash areas prevents unwanted interactions with other dogs or people.

Clean Up After Your Dog:

Always bring bags to pick up and properly dispose of your dog’s waste, maintaining a pleasant environment for everyone.

Consider Your Dog’s Behavior:

If your dog is uncomfortable around strangers or other dogs, avoid stressful situations by choosing quieter times for walks or less crowded areas.

Ensure Your Dog is Properly Identified:

A collar with an ID tag and microchipping are crucial for reuniting with your pet if you become separated.

Stay Hydrated:

Bring water for both you and your dog, especially on warmer days, to keep hydrated during exercise.

Respect Wildlife and Natural Surroundings:

Prevent your dog from chasing wildlife and stay on designated paths to protect local fauna and flora.

Following these tips ensures a safe, respectful, and enjoyable outing for you, your dog, and the community, contributing to the well-being of all

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