Laytown is a small seaside resort on the east coast of Ireland, 29 miles/46 km north of Dublin. See the Location Map. Laytown Races is the only officially approved beach racing in Europe
How To Get There
46 km north of Dublin. Take Junction 7 off the M1, (Dublin - Belfast motorway), follow R132 to Julianstown take R150 to Laytown. Get your route on AA Route planner.
There are regular train services from Drogheda and Dublin (Connolly Station) to Laytown Station. There are shuttle busses on race day from Laytown station to the course. Or it is a 10 min walk from station to the races.
Race day train timetable:
Dep Dublin Connolly @ 13.36 Arr Laytown @ 14.23 Or Dep Dublin Connolly @ 15.20. Arr Laytown @ 16.11
Dep Laytown @ 20.11 Arr Dublin Connolly @ 21.00 Or Dep Laytown @ 22.11 Arr Dublin Connolly @ 23.01
Visit Irish Rail for full train timetables.
A courtesy bus service will run from Laytown Train Station/Laytown Park to the Race Field. This service will run throughout the day returning to Laytown Railway Station/Laytown Park 1/2 hour after the last race.
Matthews Coaches depart from Dublin, Parnell Street, 1:00pm to Laytown return from Laytown 5:40pm to Dublin, Parnell Street. Visit Matthews Bus website for up to date information
Bus Eireann:- depart Drogheda 12.55pm to Laytown return from Bettystown square 6:00pm, 7:00pm and 8:00pm. Visit Bus Eireann for up to date information.
Dublin is the nearest airport.