Greystones

June 2010

Greystones is located about 20 kilometres from Dublin city and is now very much part of the urban sprawl with new housing estates proliferating. Despite this the town still manages to maintain a nice feel to it with an attractive main street.

The beach itself is at the back of the town but is cut off and it isn't overlooked by houses or roads. The water here is clean and has a nice swell at times.

For more serious swimmers this is a good spot as you are quickly into, and out of, your depth when you enter the water.  Equally, children need to be watched carefully.

While the beach is a good size its soft loose sand makes it hard to walk on. However, this is a good family spot with lots of room for kids to play.

There are modern public toilets (pay as you go), and a nearby children's playground. A path runs alongside the beach which is accessible. The sand is so soft it's not suitable for wheelchairs and you will have to lift your buggy. 

Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.

Blue Flag beach.

Directions

 
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From Dublin city take the N11 and watch out for the signposts to Greystones. If you follow these they should bring you straight into the town. You then drive through the town' s main street and you will come to a choice of two car parks - the nearer one you have to pay for and the further one is free.

There is a DART station in the town and the beach is just a few minutes walk away. Greystones is also served by Dublin Bus, check www.dublinbus.ie.

 

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