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About a 3 minute drive from the village on the road to Portmarnock you will arrive at a nice beach, however this beachland has a place in history.
It was from here on June 24th, 1930 that the Southern Cross, piloted by the great Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith with Irishman Captain Paddy Saul as navigator, flew to Newfoundland, Canada, on what was the second ever airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west.
Besides the history this is a very nice beach, but a little cold for us to go swimming as we are used to much warmed waters.
Address: Malahide /Portmarnock Coast Road.
Directions: Follow the coast road.
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