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Brittas Bay

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Lovely beach

We stopped here with our dogs for a run..it has fab scenery and beach was very clean. There are... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Limerick, Ireland
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Miles of golden sandy beaches

I grew up regularly visiting Brittas Bay and as an adult when on holiday I would walk from Wicklow... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
County Dublin, Ireland
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“sand dunes”(22 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(30 reviews)
“car park”(41 reviews)
Nearest other road ; the R750. Coastal area there a listed TA B&B. South of Wicklow town, East of Avoca, North-east of Johnstown, Arklow, Co. Wicklow
Brittas Bay Village, Wicklow, Ireland
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

We stopped here with our dogs for a run..it has fab scenery and beach was very clean. There are bins by car park to place poo bags..

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank nightsawayinhotels
Reviewed October 28, 2018

I grew up regularly visiting Brittas Bay and as an adult when on holiday I would walk from Wicklow to Brittas Bay. It is a beautiful long sandy beach with sand dunes and spectacular sunsets. It has always been one of my favourite places and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank aecmorgan
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful white sandy beach. One of Ireland's finest! Be aware you have to pay for parking! Less than an hour from Dublin!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deb D
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Lived 5 minutes with the car away from Britta's bay and loved my walks along the sea on my day off from work. I have never seen it crowded and loved just sitting in the sand and listen to the sea. A must see when...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Cruisenele
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We visited during the week and the large bay was deserted. The sand is good and the sea ideal for bathing. No services on beach but that is not a problem,

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ken M
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great facilities, clean beach, great fun. We used the main car park costing €4.00 up to 9pm. Plenty of parking in car park.. don’t mind paying as it helps towards upkeep.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kphillipsuk
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Very little to do in this area if not swimming, no shops/bars/restaurants or activities for children

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank margaretmaryhughes
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Not much to say about Brittas Bay other than its great for swimming and for nice walks all year round. You can park along the road and avoid the Car Parks which cost a few quid. Located 5 - 10 minutes from Wicklow Town and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank technicalshane
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Lovely hidden gem found after a drive through Wicklow. I didn't expect to find such a beautiful clean sandy beach on the Irish coast. Amenities nearby looked clean. Parking was €4 but free to disabled blue badge holders. There was a small walk from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jozy74
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Very clean beach. Paid parking for the day - if drive down road few metres there is entrance to beach & parking area not charged!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 6, 2018|
Response from Louisealan | Reviewed this property |
There are toilets and a little shop. Not sure when the shop opens and closes thou sorry. You can drive 5 mins to a pub and they serve food.
June 26, 2018|
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Response from WicklowEquiTours | Reviewed this property |
hi, to be honest i am not sure. I think you are able to have a bbq but you just need to clean up afyer yourselves 😊 I would double check though 😊😊
Travel Forum Posts
Sandy Beaches Nearby (12 Replies)
I hope to take my girlfriend to Ireland for the first time in July. I'm not a beach person but she has announced that she wants to spend sometime on a lovely sandy beach and perhaps swim in the sea! Much as I love Ireland (mum is from Booterstown) I wouldn't say Ireland is best known for beaches. I know of Brittas Bay but it's a distance away and I've heard there has been lots of erosion recently. Could anyone suggest a clean, sandy beach near Dublin. Many thanks
May 20, 2010|
Response fromfeno|
I would agrre with Suzy about Portmarknock, Its my favourite beach in Dublin, but if I want somewhere closer to the city I would definitely chose Dollymount, Its only 15/20 mins on the bus (number130 from Lwr Abbey Street or you can catch the Dart to Clontarf Road Station and walk about 10/15mins along the coast road) Dollymount has improved a lot in recent years and I would definiteky recommend it, I go regularly and actually plan to go there on Saturday as the weather is supposed to be...More
Eight day itinerary. Things we shouldn't miss in these areas (3 Replies)
Mom, dad daughter-24 and son 19. Arrive Dublin April 23 am touring city then driving to Brittas Bay, Wicklow two nights. Travel Rock Cashel and Tipparary stay Blarney one nite, tour Cork travel to Castletown-Bearhaven stay two nites, Beara penn and ring of Kerry, on to Gort two nites leave on 30th for Edinburgh for 3 more nites. Want to visit Kilkenny, Killarney and would love to see Aran Islands and sled head. Is this too much would also love to see some castles. Not the tourist types...More
April 13, 2016|
Response fromHarveyIreland|
Your post isn't clear, so you mean to do the Ring of Kerry from Castletown-berehaven? Brittas Bay is a bit of an odd choice, why there?
Things to do around Brittas Bay (5 Replies)
Hi, My family and I (2 kids of 12 and 9) will be staying in Brittas Bay for 2 weeks in April. What is there to do in the area
January 26, 2010|
Response fromtapl|
Take a look at the Top Questions about County Wicklow section on the County Wicklow Forum for lots of suggestions for things to see and do in the County Wicklow area. Public transport options are limited in parts of the county whereas a car will get you to all of the scenic and interesting nooks and crannies the county has to offer. tripadvisor.ie/ShowForum-g186644-i1248-Count…