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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. To visit Bray Head on your trip to Bray, use our Bray vacation trip planner.
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  • We were with our mountain bikes on the Bray Head. The view is very nice. The Auffstieg of Bray here briefly but too steep to the drive. The path up the Ridge towards Graystone with MTB but good to negotiate with beautiful views over the coast.
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  • I was lucky the weather was brilliant and a dream of a place to take photos , just great for a stroll and stunning sunsets  more »
  • I visit this beautiful piece of Ireland regularly. I love it as you can walk up to the cross on Bray Head, from the seafront, in under an hour. I recommend good footwear. When you arrive, after a litt...  more »