A Glimpse of the Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk

What cool city hikes have you found during your travels?


Our amazing couchsurfing host recommended the Greystones to Bray cliff walk hike while we were staying with him in Dublin, Ireland. This 6km walk meanders along the beautiful Irish coastline, providing spectacular views of cliffs and waves as you enjoy the lush green hillside and ancient rock walls.

Fair warning: once you’re on the trail, you’re committed one direction or the other; there are no paths that shortcut you back to the city inland… at least no deliberate paths (more on that later).


We thoroughly enjoyed the walk, though we caught a bit of wind. We fortunately stayed dry, and we loved the views both back at Greystones and of the railroad tracks and rocky shoreline far below.

The hike is easily done as a through-hike by simply taking a short train ride to either city and picking it back up in the other. We chose to go from the farther Greystones and work our way back up the coast, and it worked out perfectly!


If you’re in the area, this is an easy hike you should definitely add to your list!

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3 thoughts on “A Glimpse of the Greystones to Bray Cliff Walk

  1. Wow, brave kitty to be sitting on that ledge with the wind and all?

    Which reminds me, how windy is it there? When I see pics of Ireland’s hills, it always reminds me of Iceland (conversely, When I saw Iceland’s terrain as the spring sun came out for the first time, I remember thinking it was how I imagined Ireland to be….and c’mon, the two countries are separated by one letter).

    1. Also, Bono’s lines from “Peace on Earth”:
      Where I grew up there weren’t many trees
      Where there was, we’d tear them down
      and use them on or enemies

      ….fits perfectly with Iceland’s geography and history.

    2. Haha! Well, we haven’t been to Iceland just yet, but we’d love to go! It fortunately wasn’t too windy there, but we were prepared to snatch her up if it gusted.

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