Greystones (Na Clocha Liatha in Irish) is a coastal town in County Wicklow, approximately 18 miles south of Ireland’s capital Dublin.In 2008 Greystones won 1st prize and the Gold Award at the world LivCom Awards as the most Livable community in the world with a population under 20,000. Followed from this success, in 2009 Greystones won 1st Place in the Co-Operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards.
The town is best known for its stunning views of Bray head, Killiney, Dalkey Island and Howth Head to the North. The long low coastline stretching to Wicklow to the south, and framed inland by the Wicklow Mountains and the famous Sugarloaf Mountain.
Greystones boasts two beaches. The North Beach and Harbour, is undergoing a major construction project at present with the development of a new Harbour, Marina, Community Facilities, Beach, Park and both commercial and residential units. This area is backdropped by clay cliffs and Bray Head itself. The North Beach offers great views, and there is an excellent walk from the Harbour with its new Marina and public plaza to Bray along Bray Head – the Cliff Walk. The South beach in contrast is a long sandy strip and is most popular with visitors. It has a much coveted “Blue Flag” status for its’ clean water and safe environment. Between the two beaches is a long wide rock outcrop from which the town derives its name.
Access to Greystones is very good. It’s just 3 miles from the main N11 route from Dublin to Rosslare and is on the main rail route south from Dublin to Wicklow, Arklow, Wexford and Rosslare. Greystones is also served by the DART, a fast and frequent commuter rail connection to Dublin. The town is also well linked to local areas, Bray and the capital by bus. Greystones is a growing and thriving town, taking in neighbouring village and other surrounding areas, it has a population of approximately 17,000 residents. The town enjoys many excellent restaurants and shops catering for locals and tourists alike. Despite its size, Greystones retains its’ former village and community atmosphere.
Greystones Marina Village: Over the coming months the residents of Greystones will see the development and completion of many new facilities and homes following agreement last year between Wicklow County Council, Sisk and TIO. When completed, the Marina at Greystones will be a world class facility – an exciting focal point of the town and hinterland. As cited in the Irish Times last December: “The ambitious project has already seen the former Victorian harbour replaced by a new structure with south and north piers, a 200-berth marina and ongoing work on five new clubhouses for sea scouts, divers, sailors, rowers and anglers. Also included in the project is a coastguard station, a new town square, a 16 acre public park, a new beach and marine-related shops and leisure facilities.” Greystones Marina Village