Brittas Bay

Brittas Bay Beach stretches for 5km of almost-uninterrupted white powdery sand.

It is perfect for a fun family day out of picnics and sandcastles or a long invigorating walk by the Irish Sea. It is a Blue Flag Beach –international recognition given only to the highest quality beaches in Europe.

You can now surf on the Wicklow Coastline at Brittas Bay with the Brittas Bay Surf School which offers a friendly, safe and fun introduction to the exhilarating art of surfing or SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding). You can choose to take a lesson or simply hire the gear and head out yourself.

The area around Brittas is also known for a 17th Century smuggler and pirate Captain Jack White who operated from a secluded cove where he intercepted goods from British merchant ships and smuggled goods from France. Jack White’s Pub, 5 minutes’ drive from the beach, was originally a coach house where Jack White distributed his booty.

  • Glamping top tip

    After a refreshing walk on the beach snuggle up in the Bay Café and make sure to try the Bay Light Breakfast or for lunch a homemade soup with freshly baked bread and a tasty coffee!