The Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk in Co Wicklow has just won a top award! It’s been named Ireland’s No. 1 Local Attraction in the Irish Independent’s 2020 Reader Travel Awards.
When my other half and I lived in Bray over 20 years ago, the Bray to Greystones cliff walk was a favourite route of ours. A walk to Greystones, a glass of Guinness, and the bus home took care of a Sunday afternoon. Throw in the sea air, gorgeous views, and a fine walk – well, you’re all set.
The big advantage now, of course, is the Dart line that links Bray and Greystones, so there’s no waiting for buses anymore! The Dart station is very central in both locations, so the walk to and from the stations won’t add too much to your journey.
No bother to you!
At 7km, the walk will take you over two hours. But, you’ll be so busy admiring the scenery and saying hello to fellow walkers, you won’t notice the time. And, you have the promise of great eateries at the other end, particularly if you end up in Greystones. Places like The Happy Pear, The Hungry Monk, The Beach House, The Burnaby will all keep you going. And that’s only naming less than a handful of places to eat and rest up in Greystones.
From a tourism point of view, the award comes at a good time with the launch last year of the Celtic Routes initiative. It links Wicklow, Wexford and Waterford with South West Wales, so publicity like this will do no harm at all.
Incidentally, five other walks were finalists in this category – Ireland’s top local attractions. They were Howth Cliff Walk, Co Dublin; Waterford Greenway; Dublin’s Phoenix Park; Lough Key Forest Park in Co Roscommon; and Ballycotton Cliff Walk in Co Cork!