How lovely that your first experience camping with Sam went so well and I hope I can help you make your next one just as enjoyable!
There are a few options not too far from Dublin, and I've opted to select a few that I would find suitable. I have ASD myself and the places I'm recommending here come from that background, as I feel they would have the amenities, feel and atmosphere that Sam might enjoy. I'm sure our industry experts will have some recommendations as well from their own experiences.
There are other options than these caravan sites of course and I would recommend having a look in our accommodation search engine
, where the map view will help you see the location of the sites in relation to Dublin ferry port.Roundwood Caravan Park
: a coastal caravan park, quiet and with great facilities. It's on the edge of the Wicklow Mountains and has excellent lighting at night, as well as cctv for your peace of mind.North Beach Caravan Park
: another coastal caravan park, this one with a very safe and enclosed beach that is directly accessible from the site. If Sam is alright with the sensory input from sand and seawater, this would be a lovely place for him to sit and play with sand.Wolohan's Silver Strand
: a mixed campsite, with an all grass site for tents, rural and quiet, with parking next to each pitch and dogs are specifically welcome (provided they're on a lead).
If you have any specific types of site or amenities in mind that would help make your trip with Sam easier and even more enjoyable, we'd love to hear to help you find the perfect place!