Bray Head, Bray

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Stretch your legs and take in panoramic views from the peak of Bray Head. This 241 m (791 ft) hill and headland is part of the Wicklow Mountains and a popular hiking spot. The highest point is marked with a concrete cross, erected here in 1950. You can reach the cross via a footpath, formed by rainwater, which begins at the parking lot. You'll be rewarded after the steep climb with far-reaching views. Locals allege you can see all the way to the mountains in Wales, on especially clear days. Bring snacks and water with you, as there are no facilities on the hill. Be aware that the path can be slippery; walking shoes are recommended. Use our Bray trip itinerary maker to add Bray Head and other attractions to your Bray vacation plans.
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  • Very nice Eastern seaboard city in Ireland not too far south of Dublin. Several nice seafood restaurants to eat in while watching the sea.  more »
  • look amazing! a must-see! 30 minutes climb is worth full ok and every second! drive with dart Dublin ca. 45 minutes are inexpensive and sometimes beautiful on the coast! have the cliff walk vob increase seen this must be phenomenal!
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  • Agh This is Brilliant! A true must visit if you come to Bray! The hike up is lovely you don’t need to be incredibly fit or anything to do it! A pair of hiking boots or old runners would get you up! Tw...  more »
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  • Takes about 5 years to climb and I should have taken a ball with me and named it Wilson.. but when you get to the top and see the views it's breathtaking, stunning! Wear comfortable shoes, getting back down we ended up in some estate in somebody's back garden covered in cow manure! But look it was an adventure I'll always remember!
  • Its a great walk. And the view at the top is just amazing.
  • Gorgeous walk, don't stop at the cross, follow the path around 1km and then right to get to the top
  • Loving coming here on walks. The view is beautiful and there are some cafes to have coffee and something small to eat. When the weather is nice there is a playground for kids to play on.
  • A serene and not crowded place. Enjoy the clear water in sea and walking along the shore.

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