Whether you arrive on the train, bus or by car, Balbriggan is an ideal spot to stop over for a day. With its blend of rich history, charming coastal scenery and activities for all, this seaside town has something for everyone to love.
Balbriggan beach is an ideal walking spot. Full of history and beautiful natural vistas, there is something here for everyone in the family. – The Front Strand is Balbriggan’s main beach. It is a natural inlet and is ideal for building sand castles, bathing and relaxing on the sandy beach. During the summer months, a lifeguard is on duty when the appropriate flag is flying. A pleasant walk further up the coast takes you to the Martello Tower built in the 1800’s to ward off a feared invasion by Napoleon. Just below the Martello Tower are the ruins of the Boathouses. This area was famous in the past for its seaweed bath.
Walking further north you can view the imposing structure of Bremore Castle which is nearing its restoration. The coastal path will lead you passed small coves and Sailor’s Grave, a cairn of stones near Newhaven Bay that commemorates the seamen who lost their lives in the sinking of the Belle Hill off the coast here in 1875. A plaque was erected there in their memory in 2013.