A romantic evening at Baily lighthouse, Howth
It was a beautiful sunny afternoon in Malahide with the clear blue sky and blazing sun following us everywhere we drove. After our splendid tour of the Malahide Castle and spending some time walking along the bay, my husband and I decided to just drive down to some random place nearby to spend rest of our evening. Hence, we opened up google maps to check where else we can go exploring that day. To our sheer delight, we found a lighthouse at Howth Head named as Baily Lighthouse at the eastern tip of Ireland and we immediately jumped to our feet, walked towards our car and drove down to Baily Lighthouse, Howth.
After about 45 minutes of a beautiful drive through the shores, quaint villages, and dreamy villas nestled on the cliffs, we finally reached our destination, where we parked our car and walked till the lighthouse. The path was a narrow road and I could see the deep blue water of the sea at the far end. Excited very much, we walked down the narrow path with not a soul to be seen around.
We were greeted by a spectacular scenery which, we honestly did not expect. The view was so breath-taking that we stood there in awe for about a minute or two just to believe what we were seeing. The whole picture looked like it was out of a beautiful painting. The bright green colors of the grass against the blue color of the sea with a tiny head of the lighthouse peaking in the middle completed the whole picture and it all looked as if I was walking there in my dream.
Baily lighthouse was built on a gorgeous location at Howth Head which was constructed in 1667 and the present lighthouse was constructed in 1814 which was moved further down the cliff from the original location. The light tower stands 134 feet above the sea level.
Standing there at the edge cliff with my husband beside me looking the vastness of the sea to one side and the city of Dublin on the other, I felt it was the most romantic evening we had spent in Ireland. We spent some time sitting there and taking in all the beauty and then started walking back as the sun was setting behind the cliffs.
Although our short road trip to this stunning location was totally an unplanned and a random one, it has turned out to be a most memorable time we spent there. The charm and beauty have been forever engraved in our hearts.
Have you guys ever made a memorable trip which was totally unplanned? If yes, please let us know where and what made it so memorable for you in the comments below!