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Beaches in or near Bray

london
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Beaches in or near Bray

What is the beach like in Bray? Is it pebbles or sandy? Are there any other nice beaches in the area which travellers would recommend? We will be visiting in August with two small children and will have a car.

Dublin, Ireland
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1. Re: Beaches in or near Bray

Bray is pebbles. The nearest sandy beaches are at Silver Strand, south of Wicklow Town [about 25mins drive] and Brittas Bay which is a little further along. Brittas Bay is a stunning 5km stretch of beach with two Car Parks - €4 payable at the entry barrier [but I've heard but not confirmed that it now €5]. But these - although very spacious - can get full if the weather is very fine/weekends.

See http://www.brittasbay.org/

To the north, Killiney is just two stops on the DART train but also has a mid sized car park. The sand is course and there are lots of little stones/pebbles. Its a nice beach to walk along {I'm not long home from a good 4 mile hike along it and the neighbouring Shankill [big pebbles/rocks] and Bray North [bigger pebbles/rocks]} but maybe not for kids as that type of sand is very sticky.

See tripadvisor.ie/Attraction_Review-g212297-d21…

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2. Re: Beaches in or near Bray

Yup, head south to Brittas.

london
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2 reviews
3. Re: Beaches in or near Bray

Thanks for your replies, very useful

County Dublin...
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4. Re: Beaches in or near Bray

Many thanks for saying thanks. My sister's children grew up on the stones in Bray. They also enjoyed feeding the swans in the harbour.

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