Burrow Beach

The Burrow Beach, Sutton is a sandy beach, 1.2 km long that connects Howth Head to the mainland. It has a large area filled with sandy dunes. 


The Burrow Beach is located in the vicinity of Sutton Cross Dart Station.

How to get there

Sutton is well serviced by the DART and bus and the beach has several pedestrian access points.

By bus

Get the 31 or 31B to Sutton town and the beach is easily accessed from there. Check Dublin Bus for timetables and service updates.

By train

Get the DART to Sutton DART Station and the beach is easily accessed from there. Check Irish Rail for timetables and service updates.

By car

See the google map at the end of this page.


Lifeguard station (summer months only)

Lifeguard information

There’s a red or yellow flag flying from the lifeguard station when a lifeguard is on duty. A lifeguard is only on duty in the summer months from 11am to 7pm as follows;

  • Saturday and Sunday during June
  • everyday during July and  August

Nature conservation

Ireland's Eye is visible fromBurrowBeach. It’s a designated nature conservation site which supports colonies of gannet, black guillemot and great black-backed gull.

Bathing Water Quality

Brook Beach is an identified beach under the Bathing Water Quality Regulations 2008 (SI No. 79 of 2008). The water quality is monitored regularly from mid-June to mid-September every year.  Water quality results are available on the beach noticeboard and on the EPA website www.splash.epa.ie.

Any water quality issues at our beaches are reported on our Water Pollution Incidents section. We also place notices at the beach, and you can also find the incident report at www.splash.epa.ie .