Bray to Greystones
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 path is well maintained and you can return by DART to the start point.
Greystones has plenty to offer the hungry walker after beautiful views and a range of marine wildlife.
From Bray start, there is a path leading to the top of Bray Head offering stunning views of the Irish Sea, The Wicklow Mountains and Bray.
The north-side equivalent of the Bray to Greystones trail, the cliff path loop from Howth to Sutton brings you around the entire Howth Head peninsula. Howth is a bustling village (immortalised in James Joyce’s Ulysses) offers visitors a myriad of attractions – Lambay Island, Ireland’s Eye, Howth Castle, The National Transport Museum, the Martello Tower and the Baily Lighthouse.
Beginning at the starts at the DART Station in the heart of the village. You are taken along the harbour before climbing away from the village around the Nose of Howth and onto the clifftops. Take in the stunning views of Lambay Island and Ireland’s Eye.
The Baily Lighthouse – the last of Ireland’s lighthouses to become automated - comes into view before you ascend towards the car park at ‘The Summit’ and return to Howth Village along a path running parallel to your outward route. Not for those with a fear of heights, the trail stays close to the cliff edge for the entire duration, with breath-taking views out over Dublin Bay.
The Great South Wall Walk
Part of Dublin Port, the Great South Wall is one of Europe’s longest sea walls. Built in the 18th century, it stretches four kilometres out into Dublin Bay from a starting point at the inner suburb of Ringsend.
The best way to access the start of the walk is to head towards for the roundabout on the southside beside the Eastlink Bridge in Ringsend.
Expect stunning views of Dublin Bay, Howth Head, Dun Laoghaire Harbour and the Dublin and Wicklow mountains not to mention the Poolbeg Lighthouse, a quintessential Dublin landmark located in the centre of the bay.