Fingal Dublin is both urban and rural in character, it encompasses large urban swathes, sleepy rural villages and vibrant seaside towns. The Fingal Dublin coastal corridor is extensive in area running from Kilbarrack/Blackbanks to the Meath Border. It contains a number of important beaches, islands and headlands which together create a sensitive and nationally important landscape of high amenity and landscape value. The land is generally low lying, with the exception of some prominent headlands and hills to the north of area. The imposing presence of Howth mark the southern extent of Fingal Dublin while offshore lie a number of islands. Adjoining the coastal zone are three heritage homes and demesnes (Ardgillan Demesne, Newbridge Demesne and Malahide Demesne). Views along the coast are generally contained within headlands, ridge lines and harbours, all of which combine to create spectacular viewing points.