Malahide, a town on Ireland’s east coast known locally as “the village” has a certain charm that draws people back, again and again. For the sailor, the location is ideal for cruising this scenic stretch of coastline. But when it comes to shore-leave, there is no better place for a stop-over. Often described as a picturesque maritime village, Malahide has been the overall winner of the Tidy Town Competition and in the summer months attracts both Dubliners and tourists to enjoy the local ambience.
The sea has played a major role in the development of tourism in the town. The extensive Velvet Strand stretches to the horizon and is extremely popular with bathers and water sports enthusiasts. Malahide also boasts a marina with some three hundred berths and the only natural inlet along the East Coast. As a result Malahide is a popular destination for visiting yachts from both Ireland and overseas.
Malahide has also acquired a reputation as the gourmet capital of the East Coast, with an array of restaurants noted for the quality and variety of their food representing many nationalities. Pubs with traditional music and accommodation ranging from a grade A hotel with extensive conference facilities to an abundance of moderately priced B&B's are among the other visitor attractions.