The Promenade starts from the harbour near Martello Terrace, the childhood home of James Joyce, and ends at the base of Bray Head. The Promenade is a mile long walk along the seafront and commands magnificent views of Bray Head, The Sugarloaf and The Wicklow Mountains.
The Promenade dates back to Victorian times when William Dargan, the man who brought the rail to Bray, built it as part of his plan to turn Bray into a popular seaside resort. His endeavours earned Bray the title ‘The Brighton of Ireland’.
Follow the path up from the Promenade to Bray Head, and enjoy a hike up to its summit and enjoy the best views Bray has to offer.
Alternatively follow the path left to one of Bray’s most popular tourist attractions, the Cliff Walk, which boasts the most magnificent views of the East Coast.
You’ll find something for everyone along the Promenade! Explore the wonders of Sea Life, Bray’s very own Aquarium! Dine in some of Bray’s top restaurants. Catch the excitement of our annual Summerfest and marvel at our famous Air Display! Be entertained by in eclectic range of live music in our lively pubs! Or just get a 99 and enjoy a relaxing walk on Bray’s Promenade!