Half an hour outside Dublin hostels on the picturesque Irish coast, this seaside resort is close to some of the world’s best golfing ranges. In the small county village of Portmarnock, the White Sands Hotel enjoys a salubrious setting by the beach with quaint white cottages and the Irish Sea as neighbors. The property’s romantic location makes it a popular spot for weddings and intimate getaways, although it’s just as suitable for tourists looking for a base outside Dublin’s center. The charming Malahide Village is a leisurely 15-minute walk away along the sea wall, where guests will find restaurants, shops, and the 12th century Malahide Castle. Closer to home, guests can make use of the hotel’s Tamango nightclub or while away an afternoon watching kite fliers on the beach.