10 of the best coastal walks in Ireland - a 7,000km coastline with a trek for everyone

Did you know that our coastline is some 7,000km long? Here, the author of Wild Shores shares his favourite walking routes

Howth Head, Co Dublin

Richard Nairn

Spring and summer are the best times to explore Ireland’s 7,000km-long coastline, with its wide beaches, sand dunes, towering cliffs, and numerous accessible islands.