Bray Head, Bray

4.7
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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  • Beautiful seaside town easily reachable with the DART from Dublin. So many bars and restaurants on the waterfront.
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  • This was our family's first trip to Ireland. We fell in love with Bray, and are looking forward to future visits!  more »
  • Walked Bray head on Good Friday and it was amazing......the climb is manageable without needing to be a mountain climber and suitable for all ages. Once 3/4 way up.....the view opens out over Bray, wh...  more »
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  • I come here every year during summer. Great location. Good place to sit and reflect. About 40 to 1hr walk to the top. 20mins less x if you run. Great view from the top. You can ideally recommend to go during a warm or summer days. Slightly windy on the top.
  • Really lovely spot with incredible view both towards the Dublin City and the Dublin Mountains. Short enough to go with kids, and if they're really small you can take the South-West path that starts around Golf Club which is so easy you can cycle there (few people actually did). There is also a path leading from the Bray Head towards other hills. Whole family did enjoyed this trip a lot.
  • We have been there few times. Last time did it with 6 yo and she loved it too. Bit windy up there but worth to go. View is beautiful.
  • It’s a must do for all tourist and travelers, best time of the year is May June July August. Cliff walk till Greystones ( 6 kms approx) and coffee at happy pears is a perfect start for the day
  • I went for Bray Greystone cliff walk on 1st July, 2018. It was a bright sunny day in Dublin. Stunning view. If you are going to Bray by Dart, then you have to exit towards left itself. It is a must visit at least for once.If you start from Bray Bray, it's little up and then mostly straight except a few stairs and small slopes.
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