Clontarf is in Dublin 3 on the north side of the city. Nearby areas include Fairview, Marino, Killester, Artane and Raheny. On the Dart Clontarf is one stop form the city centre which goes north to Malahide and Howth and south to Bray and Greystones. Clontarf has a village atmosphere with most shops situated around Vernon Avenue. Most of the roads lead down to the seafront where there is a seafront walk and bike lane for miles. Close by is St. Anne’s Park, which has a number of football grounds, tennis courts, a rose garden and a pavilion. Other local amenities include Clontarf golf course and Bull Island. Clontarf is also home to Bram Stoker who wrote Dracula.