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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  • 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 »
  • Bray is beautiful. It has a wonderful pathway to walk about towards the cliff alongside the beach. Lot of dog owners and restaurants. It has a wonderful beach with big black rocks. Careful not to slip...  more »
  • When you get to Bray park along the water (bring coins). From there you can walk the pier and get up to Bray Head. It's about a 30 minute hike, first along the pier, then a paved road, some steps and ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • We had no idea that this even existed! We were staying at an AirBnB and our host suggested that we take a train to Bray and do the hike. It was way better than what we even thought, Bray has a beautiful beach and the mountain overlooks the city, beach, and sea! It was the coolest unexpected thing on our trip to Ireland.
  • Beautiful spot, short but steep trip. Beautiful view
  • The next hill directly south of Bray Head; I'm viewing the town of Bray. A day bright & beautiful free of the hurly burly noise of Street cars & crowds........

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Bray boasts a wide varity of accommodation options, including luxurious seaside hotels, charming guesthouses, and old-fashioned bed and breakfasts. Hotels on the shoreline are among the most expensive lodgings in town. Though Bray tends to cater to wealthy Dubliners, there are options here for a range of travelers. If you're looking for something a bit more affordable than the beachfront hotels, check out the bed and breakfasts in the town's center.
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