Best beaches in County Wicklow

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in County Wicklow as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in County Wicklow is Brittas Bay. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Wicklow just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Brittas Bay

    Brittas Bay © Courtesy Celtic Routes

    This 4km (2.5mi) long sheltered sandy beach is considered to be one of the best on the east coast. A popular spot with day trippers from Dublin it can get rather busy here during the peak season. However, there is a fair bit of space on the beach and the dunes behind so you should…

  • 2. Greystones Beach

    Greystones © Tourism Ireland

    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…

  • 3. Arklow South Beach

    Arklow South © Sarah777

    Arklow's South Beach is a sandy stretch of beach backed by large boulders and a golf course beyond. Not far from from the town centre, the beach stretches from the harbour to a quarry at the southern end of the beach.

  • 4. Brittas Bay (North)

    Brittas Bay (North) © David Sands

    Brittas Bay North is the the topmost section of an approximately 4.5 km (3 mile) stretch of sandy coast. The beach here is known for the impressive sand dune system that it backs onto, a Special Area of Conservation. The beach is popular for swimming, with many visitors making the trip down from Dublin at…