We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here on Friday night - Portrane is only 30 mins from home and what a place! Mainly static mobile homes but maybe 15 EHU pitches - some grassed and some hardstanding so suitable for campers, motorhomes and caravans. Really lovely welcome on arrival from Tanya and an idyllic location over Portrane bay and looking out to Lambay island. Direct access to the beach and cliff walk. ten minute walk to Portrane village - shop, chipper and pub that seemed to be doing pizza and Donabate is a 5 min drive from the park. €27 for the night - motorhome and two adults with EHU - free showers and other facilities - plenty of open space and honestly can't wait to return.
We had booked Lynders back in March (a week before lockdown) while on our way to Fermanagh. I had spoken and mailed the owner and had everything sorted to arrive on the Friday.
HOWEVER we were running late to to Deirdre finishing work later than thought so while on route I phoned Lynders to let them know that we would not be arriving until at least 8pm .... to our surprise we were told "Oh well we aren't really open to be honest we have no facilities open.. but look you can come anyway let yourself in now the grass is very soft so try not get stuck" HELLO I had the pitch booked since the previous Thursday week he could have let me know in plenty of time, there was no way we were going to pull onto a site in the dark with a warning of Don't Get Stuck because the grass is very soft!!!!
We then rang Camac Valley in Clondalkin in Dublin and they sorted us out for a the night even though they don't normally take bookings so late or that aren't booked on line.
I would like to try Lynders but now I doubt if I will after that episode.
WHich just goes to show the power of this forum "Opinions Vary"
Our first overnight stay of 2021, 2 nights when the campsites opened in early June. The site was clean, the atmosphere friendly, and there are good open green spaces. The view from Lynders is stunning, right out over Lambay Island. There is direct access to the beach from the campsite and great walks in both directions; one way on the beach all the way to the Rogerstown Estuary and the other way around the headland towards Malahide.
Brought Francesca for a spin to here in late September for a night away and boy what a fantastic place. It was very quiet when I was there with only a couple of vans on-site. Lovely clean site with very good facilities and great views of Dublin bay and Lambay Island which is only 3km offshore so bring your binoculars. Nice beach for a walk and it’s only about 10/15 mins walk from a local supermarket or chippers. What I really loved about here is that it’s less than an hours drive from me and with the M50 it’s good roads the whole way.
€27 for the night with EHU. Showers are €2 (I think) and both ends of the site have wash up facilities.
Good points: Site is close to me at less than an hours drive. Spotless clean facilities and nice walks and views.
No bad points as I was only here for the night.
Eir 4G coverage wasn’t great.
So (read our comment back a year or so ago ) here we are at Lynders in Co Dublin.
Charlie & Me gave them a buzz and explained what happened the last time we booked and they said they were so sorry & come on and have a look at the site.
I had read on their FB & numerous other FB groups of loads of changes on going on site, se Charlie & Me took a spin down.
OMG WOW & any other positive acronyms you can think of, this place is beautiful, secure, well kept, clean, with access to the beach on site & the staff are soooooooo polite and in an honest way not a condescending way.
Loads to do in the area and near by.
HOWEVER here I go on the cost... I have said "IN MY OPINION" there are very few if any campsites worth €30 a night well this is €32 but that's ok because its a pitch price for up to 4 bodies... tent, caravan, motorhome, campervan, whatever you have its €32 for up to 4 people per pitch .... do you sense a BUT coming .........
Here it is BUT !!!!! if there's only 2 or 1 in the unit its still €32 for the pitch.... & €1 for a shower.
In saying all that we WILL be back and I'm bringing Deirdre with us next time as she has family living near by..