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Greystones Beach - County Wicklow

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The long fine, sand and pebble Greystones beach is stiuated just to the south of the town of Greystones. Being located just 10 kilometres south of Dublin, the beach is a popular spot for day trippers with Greystones station, located behind the northern end of the beach, providing regular trains to the city.

The beach itself is about a kilometre long and fairly wide, although walking along the loose sand and pebbles requires some effort. It is backed by the railway embankment, behind which are some playing fields, and to the south, Charlesland Golf Club. Swimming is popular at this beach, with lifeguards on duty every day between 11 am and 7 pm from June until September. However, only competent swimmers should enter the water here, as it becomes deep very quickly.

The beach has its own car park found along Mill Road. The car park contains pay-for toilets and also has a large children’s play area. The beach is accessed along a short, flat path taking visitors underneath the railway line.

The town of Greystones, once a small fishing village, is today largely a commuter town for Dublin. As a result, it boasts many facilities such as shops, places to eat, and places to stay, many of which are found along Church Road, a short walk from the beach.

Type of beach

Pebble

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs required to be on a leash and dog fouling removed.

County Wicklow dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Swimming/bathing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop

Nearest town

Greystones

Postcode

OS grid ref.

Awards

Blue Flag Award