by | 5 May 2010 | Wicklow

May 2010

Beautiful Bray?  About 15 kilometres from Dublin, Bray is an old style seaside resort with a promenade, amusement arcades and outdoor funfairs in the summer.

The beach itself is long, mainly stony and certainly not in our top ten (or twenty). The harbour end has a small stretch of sand and good access to the water although it can be a bit stony underfoot.

Not one of the greats, but if you like to combine your swimming with a ramble and a gamble then this is for you.

There are lifeguards on duty during the summer months and decent public toilets along the promenade.Blue Flag awarded for the south prom.

You can get buggies onto the beach, but not wheelchairs, although the prom runs alongside it.


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From Dublin take the N 11 and follow the signposts to Bray. As you come into the town look out for a left turn just past the bridge onto Seapoint Road which will take you to the sea front. There are various car parks, some of which have to be paid for. An easier alternative is to take the DART train from Dublin city centre to Bray station, from where it’s just a few minutes walk to the sea.


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