Bray to Greystones - Cliff walk

Walking
County Wicklow
3/5
3 reviews
Grade Moderate
Length 6 km
Time 2.5 hours
Format Linear
Ascent 117 m
Start Point
Bray Bandstand, on Bray Seafront
Finish Point
Greystones Harbour
Nearest Town to Start Bray
Lat. and Long. 53.195094, -6.087587 / 53.14978, -6.06515

This is a very enjoyable walk in a spectacular coastal setting linking Bray and Greystones. It brings you around the side of Bray Head above the railway line and rocky coastline on a path which is a bit rough in places, with a steep climb at the Bray end. Views both up and down the coast are breath-taking.

Trail Management

Wicklow County Tourism, St Manntan's House, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow Town, Tel: 0404-20070. Email wt@wicklow.ie Web:

Facilities

Car parking, shops, pubs, restaurancts, cafes, etc. in Bray and Greystones

Waymarked with standard markers carrying plates with red arrow and walking man on white background

OSI Maps

OSI Maps

Discovery Series Sheet 56
4/5
12/28/2019

Dan from Dublin

Did this trail with Scout group. We started at Greystones. Little muddy at start after housing estate. Track moves away from cliff due to erosion. At first head path moves back towards cliffs. Well marked route and easy for all ages.
2/5
03/22/2019

Haze; from Wicklow

We did the walk from Bray to Greystones and up to the last part it was good - sun shining, calm sea, early spring flowers, variety of seabirds. (The surface could do with some attention; not just puddles more mini lakes).

I was looking forward to the approach to Greystones along the coastal path looking down on the North Beach. Instead we found ourselves in an exceptionally ugly concrete and wire 'cage' taking us across the middle of a very large field for what seemed like about a mile with no view of the sea at all.

This last section, which is about a quarter of the whole walk, completely ruins what is intended to be a scenic coastal path and it ought not to be marketed to visitors as such.

I won't be recommending this walk to my visiting friends and, sadly, I won't be repeating it.
4/5
08/05/2015

Siobhan from Wicklow

I've done this walk more times than I can count, having grown up in Bray. It's an absolutely beautiful walk with the coastline on one side for the entire walk and the rise of Bray Head and fields on the other. There was a dodgy part due to cliff erosion but it has been nicely fixed in the past year. It's an easy trail and rarely crowded once you get in to it: the first mile or so on the Bray or Greystones side might be busy on a sunny weekend day because a lot of people will go for a bit and then turn back.

My only complaint is that on sunny days, people seem to feel it's fine to drop their sweet wrappers and crisp packets on the ground. PLEASE TAKE YOUR RUBBISH HOME. Also, it's a popular walk with dog walkers and some are not as good as others about picking up the turds. I'd give this five stars for absolute beauty and ease of somewhere you can take almost anyone to show them a nice afternoon in Ireland, but I have to reduce it to 4 stars because of the littering problem. Bray and Greystones Councils really need to learn that they are sitting on a potential tourist gem that is being sullied by this problem.

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