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Greystones: A Coastal Town with Unique Seaside Heritage

Greystones: A Coastal Town with Unique Seaside Heritage

Greystones is a charming coastal town and seaside resort located in County Wicklow, Ireland. Situated on Ireland's east coast, it lies only 3.5 km south of Bray and 24 km south of Dublin city centre, making it a perfect destination for a day trip or a longer stay. With a population of 18,140, Greystones is a thriving community that has been recognized for its quality of life and livability. In fact, it has been named the world's "most liveable community" twice, first in 2008 and again in 2021, at the prestigious LivCom Awards in China.

Boutique Shopping, Great Dining, and Wellness Activities in Greystones

One of the many reasons why Greystones received this accolade is its stunning seaside heritage. From a small fishing village, Greystones has grown to become one of the greatest places to live, work, and play in Ireland. Whether you are looking for boutique shopping, great dining, wellness, or outdoor activities, Greystones has something for everyone. Its three beautiful and unique seaside beaches are a true gem that attracts visitors and locals alike.

North Beach: The Starting Point of Bray to Greystones Cliff Walk

North Beach is the starting point of the famous Bray to Greystones cliff walk. It is a beautiful community where you can enjoy some sauna, sea swimming, and laughter. The promenade is full of life, with local running groups, outdoor fitness classes, surfers, hikers, and stunning state-of-the-art seaside apartments overlooking Bray Head view. It's a treat of a spot that offers endless opportunities to stay active and enjoy the scenic beauty of the coastline.

South Beach: A Mix of Pebble and Sand

South Beach is located at the southern end of Greystones and is a mix of pebble and sand. The beach is easily accessible by public transport, with regular DART trains from Dublin City centre. It's lifeguarded during the bathing season, and it's half a mile long stretch offers plenty of space for families and friends to enjoy a day out.

The Cove Beach: A Popular Swimming Location

Some of you may know the Cove Beach as our new home ☺ also known as the Happy Pear's swimming spot, is the most popular swimming location in Greystones. With 72% of respondents saying they regularly swim there, it's a great place to be part of the community and meet new people. The Cove has been growing in popularity for years, and it's the location of the social enterprise café, Rise at the Cove, in affiliation with the Tiglin charity. It's a sanctuary where you can slow down time and truly feel part of something special.

Greystones: A Perfect Destination for Relaxation and Memorable Experiences

If you're looking for a unique coastal town to explore, Greystones is a fantastic choice. Its beaches, seaside heritage, and community spirit make it a perfect destination for anyone seeking a relaxing and memorable experience. With hourly trains to Bray and Dublin, it's easy to reach, and with the longer summer days, it's a great day trip destination.

Anyone who has visited understands what I mean when I say “it is one of a kind”

A place where community is in full swing.

A place where time slows down.

A place where you truly feel a part of something.

“The comfort of the environment would remind you of how safe you felt when you were in your grandparents house”.

The breaking down of social barriers.

The chance to understand one another by spending time with people within the community. Be it in the sauna, over a cup of coffee in the sun or in the sea, all of these activities allow you to be totally present and focused on lending an ear, helping someone else in need, getting things off your own chest.

It truly is a place of sanctuary and will be as long as the doors stay open.

Fad Saoil x

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