Welcome to Bray

Bray is known as the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland and is the longest established seaside town in Ireland. It is only 19km (12 miles) south of Dublin and is reached by DART, Train, Bus or the N11 road.

There is a safe beach of sand and shingle to walk on and there is a spacious esplanade. The scene is dominated by Bray Head. The scenic Cliff Walk on the eastern side of Bray Head, which continues, into Greystones offers walkers a feast of views on the way.

We have year round festivals and events.

The town boasts an arts centre, fine hotels, shops, restaurants and evening entertainment. Also available in the immediate locality are golf courses, tennis, fishing, sailing, and horse riding.

Another feature of Bray is the variety of amusement centres, carnival attractions, bowling alley and a great nightlife. Our Team is Bray Wanderers Football Club.

We’re an award-winning bunch….

Back in February bray.ie was nominated for the Best Connected Community at the Community and Council Awards. We won the award in 2017.

The Bray Air Display was recognised as ‘Best Festival / Event Experience over 50,000 people’ at the prestigious, national Irish Tourism Industry Awards 2017 and in 2018 we won Silver in the ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ category at the All-Ireland Community and Council Awards.

In May, Bray regained the Blue Flag status for the second year in a row.

New life has been brought to the shelters along Bray’s seafront thanks to the introduction of Brave Maeve Children’s Myth & Art Trail. This series of hand-painted murals was created through a highly collaborative process involving arts practitioners, Bray Municipal District, local businesses and schoolchildren. The story trail won ‘Best Use of Creativity in the Community’ Award at the Business to Arts Awards early this month.

Explore Our Town via Google Maps:

Take a look at spectacular drone footage of Bray from the sky:



Keep up to date with ‘What’s going on’ in Bray see our event guide here.