Map of Brittas Bay

Map of Brittas Bay

Sandy Blue Flag Beach Brittas Bay in County Wicklow, Ireland

About Brittas Bay

Brittas Bay in County Wicklow is a 4 km stretch of beach on the Irish Sea coast. The beach is accessed from the R750 regional road which runs parallel to the beach, separated from it by extensive areas of dunes. It is designated as a proposed Special Area of Conservation (SAC). It is an area of ecological importance and habitats of interest include dunes, ferns, and grassland areas. 

The landscape is dominated by the dunes which cover approx. 100 hectares. The beach is life guarded throughout the bathing season. Brittas Bay has been awarded ‘European Union (EU) Blue Flag’, with no headlands to interfere with the peaceful rhythm, it is ideal for bathing, sailing, and walking. 

The dunes are home to many interesting wildlife species and plants, including several rare species. Brittas Bay is a lovely community with a rich heritage. It is said that Brittas Bay was the initial landing site of St Patrick. 

Away from the coast, there are a wide variety of cultural and heritage sites in Wicklow including Avondale House & Gardens, the monastic site at Glendalough, Greenan Farm Museum & Maze, and beautiful gardens at Powerscourt House & Mount Usher. 

For the more adventurous, the area has a great selection of outdoor activities to offer including horse riding, golf, and the Wicklow Way, a wonderful walking route through the Wicklow Hills from South Dublin to Carlow. 

The city of Dublin is 70km accessible on the M11 motorway with ease, or you can travel by train from Wicklow town and enjoy a day shopping or visiting the major visitor attractions of the capital city. While staying at our self catering holiday homes in Brittas, you are ideally situated to explore the surrounding county of Wicklow and also the neighbouring counties of Wexford, Carlow and Dublin. 

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