The sea air and distinct feel of this North Dublin village is striking. Take a walk through the main street to browse the many local shops, enjoy a coffee and cake in one of the many restaurants and just breathe in the scent of the sea. The picturesque seafront is the perfect place for capturing that postcard-perfect vision of small boats at rest along the beachfront. On a clear day visitors can take in the expansive view from Roackabill lighthouse right up the east coast of Ireland to the Mourne mountains. Lunch in Skerries is a choice from one of the many restaurants serving seafood specials and more general fare.
After lunch a longer walk out to Ardgillan Castle and demesne is a must. Ardgillan is a large country house set in nearly 200 acres of parkland, developed and maintained by Fingal County Council. Ardgillan is open to the public for tours inside the castle which was built in 1738, or for a food stop in the restaurant. For those who fancy a more active afternoon take a sea safari, or try your hand at kayaking or stand up paddle boarding (SUP).
Alternatively a visit to Skerries Mills offers history, craft and coffee in a restored windmill. Flour has been milled at this unique location since the 12th century. The fully restored complex brings to life the authentic workings of a five sail windmill, four sail windmill, water mill and bakery of the 1800’s. This provides the visitor with examples of how wind and water energies were harnessed by our ancestors. Guided tours are available daily and last approximately 50 minutes.