The village of Sutton is situated 2km away on the city side of Howth Head. Shopping here consists of a Superquinn supermarket, boutiques, pharmacies, beauty salons, newsagents, jewellers, banks and a hotel.
Sutton is approximately a 25 minute drive from Dublin city centre, and is serviced by a bus and rail service. Dublin airport is a 20 minute drive away.
The Martello Tower is located at Red Rock Sutton, an area which gets it name from the red sandstone topography of the locality. It was the first Tower built on the North side of Dublin and is located 12 km from Dublin city centre.