Coastal View (Blue Route)
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Like coastal views? Then you’ll love this scenic driving route! Bray, Wicklow, Arklow, Avoca, Aughrim, Roundwood, Bray. Distance: 126km (79 miles)approx.
This scenic driving route through County Wicklow, it has long been recognised as 'The Garden of Ireland'.
Kicking off in Bray, where a Victorian promenade connects with a stunning cliff walk, it proceeds through Wicklow, throwing up mile after mile of remarkably underrated eastern coastline. Within a short distance of Dublin, you’ll pass the 18th century Wicklow lighthouse on its headland perch.
You can explore (and even surf) hidden beaches like Mahermore. You can break out the picnic blanket on sandy, family-friendly strips like Brittas Bay. Of course, driving along the coastline isn’t your only route to stunning sea views.
Returning north through the Wicklow Mountains, you’ll ascend to some mouth-watering vistas over the Irish Sea. Climb the Great Sugar Loaf, and you might even see Snowdonia in Wales.
Places of Interest to visit on route:
Avondale House and Forest Park | Bray Promenade and Sealife Centre | Brittas Bay | Glenmacnass Waterfall | Glendalough
Great Sugar Loaf | Killruddery House and Gardens | Lough Tay | Meeting of the Waters | Mount Usher | Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall | Wicklow Gaol.
Distance: 126km (79 miles)approx.