The town of Bray – the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland #shorts #wicklow #bray #ireland #irishsea
The town of Bray is located in County Wicklow, on Ireland’s east coast. The town is 19km south of County Dublin. It is both a thriving urban centre and a seaside resort. Bray currently has a population of 31,872. Whether you’re looking for a long break or a day trip, Bray is the perfect getaway.
Included within the top 14 most underrated travel destinations in the world in March 2023 by TimeOut Magazine.
Bray is the biggest town in County Wicklow. It is known as the Gateway to the Garden of Ireland and is the longest established seaside town in Ireland. It is only 19km (12 miles) south of Dublin.
People from Dublin who want a break from the hustle and bustle of life in Ireland’s capital often travel to Bray to relax for the day. During the warmer summer months the number of people travelling from Dublin increases and Bray’s mile long beach becomes a hub of activity.
There is a safe beach of sand and shingle to walk on and there is a spacious esplanade. The scene is dominated by Bray Head.
Following the railway track, the Cliff Walk is on the eastern side of Bray Head is one if Ireland’s most popular trail with stunning views over the Irish Sea.
Commuter links between Bray and Dublin are provided by rail, Dublin Bus and the M11 and M50 motorways. Small parts of the town’s northern outskirts are in County Dublin.
Bray has a temperate oceanic climate, similar to most other towns in Ireland, with few extremes of temperature and abundant precipitation year round. However, Bray is relatively sheltered from the prevailing south-westerly winds by the Wicklow Mountains and receives around 750 mm (30 in) of rainfall per year. The sunniest months on average are May and June, while October is by far the wettest.
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