First class swimming and leisure facilities, Ireland’s longest established equestrian centres, amusement arcades, golf, spectacular walks, fun parks, paintball, bowling, fishing: It would take a long time to complete all of the activities available for all of the family. Bray is also home to the National Sealife Centre where the whole family can delve into a deep underwater world of exploration.
Walking is a popular activity in the area. Our promenade starts in the harbour area near Martello Terrace, former home of James Joyce and is a mile in length with views of Bray Head and Sugarloaf Mountains. The view is dominated by Bray Head which has a large cross at its peak and walkers may follow a well worn path to the summit so make the hike today!
Bray Head Walk
Alternatively, choose to take the Cliff walk via Bray Head Walk to Greystones. The famous Bray Head Walk is one of Bray’s most popular attractions for both visitors and local people alike with outstanding views throughout. It takes about two hours to complete the walk. Grey and common seals can be seen as can the occasional school of dolphins or porpoises, there is a small herd of goats as well as hares and stoats. Various sea birds nest here including the Herring Gull, Great Black Backed Gull, Fulmar and Peregrine Falcon. At the start of the walk there are picnic tables and some spots along the way where walkers may stop to picnic and enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
Festina Lente is a two and a half-acre Victorian walled garden and equestrian centre, dating back to 1870. Visit the beautiful ornamental gardens, bring home plants and produce from the garden shop.
The Festina Lente Foundation offers a range of integrated training and employment opportunities for people whose needs have not been met by mainstream services.