Greystones Town

church rdsouth beach

GREYSTONES…(Irish: Na Clocha Liatha) is a coastal town and seaside resort in County Wicklow, Ireland. It lies on Ireland’s east coast, 8 km (5.0 mi) south of Bray and 27 km (17 mi) south of Dublin, with a population of about 17,000. The town is bordered by the Irish Sea to the east, Bray Head to the north and the Wicklow Mountains to the west.

The town was named after a one kilometre stretch of grey stones between two beaches on the sea front. The harbour area and the railway station are at the northern and southern ends respectively. The North Beach, which begins at the harbour, is a stony beach and some of its length is overlooked by the southern cliffs of Bray Head, which are subject to erosion. The South Beach is a broad sandy beach about one kilometre long. It is a Blue Flag beach and receives many visitors and tourists, mainly in the summer.

In 2008, Greystones was named as the world’s ‘most liveable community’ at the LivCom Awards in China.[1]

History of GREYSTONES STREET NAMES. Click here for information

 

GET OUT AND ABOUT & EXPLORE

animals on walks

Whether you fancy a gentle meander around the town, or something more active or just a stroll on the beach Greystones has it all to offer,

Take a tour around our town and see some great old buildings. Click here for Heritage Walk No 1 and here for Heritage Walk No 2.

On a find sunny day there is nowhere nicer to walk than the coastal Cliff Walk. Click here for information or take a walk along the beach from Greystones To Kilcoole.

Plans are underway to formalise a walk from Greystones to The Wicklow Way via the Sugar Loaf.