For many of us the idea of a perfect holiday involves golden sands, perhaps fringed by rolling dunes, that are set amongst nearby scenes of natural beauty. County Wicklow’s Brittas Bay offers all this, and a lot more besides, making it the ideal place to look for a hotel near if, for you, holiday life is a beach.
Brittas Bay is located in central County Wicklow on the eastern coast of Ireland. This idyllic spot is little more than a half hour away from Dublin so life starts to get easy from the moment your plane touches down.
Brittas Bay Beach
This three mile stretch of beach can be accessed from the R750 regional road which runs parallel to the beach, but you’ll have to cross that extensive expanse of sand dunes to see it in its full glory.
The beach is justifiably popular so hotels nearby do tend to book up quite quickly during high season and it is a sociable beach rather than a secluded one that is often frequented by residents of the capital during the summer months.
Brittas Bay is widely regarded as one of the finest beaches on the Irish east coast. It consistently wins a European Union (EU) Blue Flag which classifies it as one of the highest quality beach areas in Europe.
Glancing along the white and golden sands from the beach you will notice that there are no headlands interfering with the natural, peaceful rhythm of the sea. This makes the beach perfect for bathing, sailing and walking.
Bordering the beach are sand dunes which are a designated area of significant interest. The dunes provide a delicate but sustainable ecosystem for a fascinating collection of any wildlife and plants, including a number of rare species.
County Wicklow’s Beaches
Along the coast there are other beaches to explore: north of Brittas Bay, for example, is Bray which offers clifftop walks, a top class golf course, amusement arcades, a Victorian esplanade and some fine dining options.
Hotels for Brittas Bay Beach
Your hotel near Brittas Bay will also open out the rest of the county to you. There are spa hotels nearby, hotels with golf courses, secluded hotels for those looking for a touch of romance, family-friendly hotels and hotels with conference facilities.
Wherever you choose to stay you can mix your beach relaxation with a spot of golf, fishing, sailing or horse riding. The Wicklow Way runs through the county passing over its gentle mountains and by its rivers and lakes.
Simply decide on your preferred price point, select the hotel type that suits you best and choose your location in County Wicklow. Expedia offers the comments and reviews of former guests to each accommodation option so that you can be sure you’re booking somewhere that’s right for you. Nothing could be easier!
With Expedia and Brittas Bay life really can be a beach.