The Cliff Walk from Bray to Greystones is one of Bray’s most popular attractions, for both visitors and locals alike. The coastal walk winds along the side of Bray Head and has some of the most stunning views of the East Coast.
The Cliff Walk is about 7 kilometres, starting from the bandstand on the Promenade and ending at Greystones harbour. The walk takes about 2 hours to complete and is suitable for all abilities. The Cliff Walk follows the rail line so you can conveniently return to Bray on the Dart retracing your steps and reliving the view from the comfort of the train!
The Cliff Walk is home to numerous types of seabirds and various types of colourful wildflowers that add to the natural beauty of the walk. The keen observer also might spot dolphins, black harbour porpoises and basking sharks swimming in the waters around the Cliff.
The Cliff Walk has an interesting history; it was built during the construction of the rail line, to allow the movement of men and equipment. The ruins of a small house along the path were once Lord Meath’s Lodge, here there was a toll gate and the public was charged a penny for entry. Just past lord Meath’s lodge was an area called the Brady Hole, which was cave notorious for smugglers.
A guided walking tour of the Cliff Walk and Bray Head is also available, tours are given in both in English and French. For more information and booking visit: http://balades-wicklow-irlande.eu/guided-walks/bray-head/?lang=en.
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