Update: as of 22nd April 2021
While the Bray to Greystones Cliff walk remains partially closed there are alternative routes to explore the great outdoors here in Bray.
Advice to WalkersLeave no trace (Principal of Outdoor Ethics) please adhere to this code on any trips to the outdoors.
- Plan ahead and prepare
- Dispose of waste properly or take it home with you.
- Leave what you find
- Be considerate of others
- Respect other walkers and cyclists
- Respect the rules of the road
- DOGS should always be kept on a lead
- Wicklow County Council are not responsible for any damage or falls
- Part of this route is very challenging
- Have the correct apparel and walking shoes
- Take adequate clothing food and fluid
- If you encounter any emergency difficulties contact the emergency services on 999/112
Walkers it is perfectly safe to walk from Bray along the Cliff Walk as far as the Windgates steps where you can take the alternative route from there which is quite challenging or you can return on the cliff walk back to Bray.
The Greystones side is extremely dangerous and is closed in certain spots.
You don’t even need to leave Bray to find the first of these magnificent treks. The Cliff Walk goes from Bray to Greystones and is one of the most popular attractions Bray has to offer. The Cliff Walk is about 7 kilometres long, takes about 2 hours to complete and is suitable for all abilities. The Cliff Walk follows the coastline and boasts some of the most amazing views of the East Coast. The Cliff has a rich history and is brimming with wildlife and colourful flowers.
The walk starts from the bandstand on Bray Promenade. Follow the promenade up towards Bray Head, you can’t miss it, and keep following the path around to the left.
Alternatively, you can park at the free car park at Raheen Park and begin your journey from there; this will take about a kilometre off the walk.
The path is well marked and is quite moderate, but the surface can vary in places so take care. As you walk keep an eye out for the wildlife that inhabits the cliffs. The keen observer might see the well-camouflaged common lizard that sometimes basks in the sun. There is also a variety of different birds to be spotted. The water around the Cliff has an exciting array of natives including dolphins, black harbour porpoises and basking sharks.
The walk finishes at Greystones harbour, where you can relax, grab a bite to eat and then get the Dart or bus back to Bray in comfort.