GPS:   53.1964, -6.0914

Approximately 8kms / 15 minutes from the southern most point of the M50 in Dublin. Take the M11/ N11 sout approximately 5 kms to exit 5, continue on R761 for approximately 3 kms until you get to Strand Road in Bray. Park on seafront close to the Bray Head Inn.


A shallow dive, best done around high tide, expect maximum depths of about 6m. Enter the water at the southern most point of the strand and follow the rocks out to the head - if you are feeling energetic you can continue around to Naylors Cove but you will have a long snorkle back. If you are lucky you might come across some seals on the way.


Tide, swell and wind forecasts for the Dublin Area are available here....


Another dive site to try within a short drive from  Dublin is  a reef just off the the cove at Greystones. If you are heading back towards Dublin you might want to try diving Dalky Sound, alternatively you could head further south on the N11 to Wexford and Hook Head.....


The nearest RNLI station is Dun Laoghaire, which can be contacted at 01-280 2667, the Irish Coast Guard can be contacted by phoning 999 or 112. 


Water Temperatures average 15c/54f  from June to October in the Dublin Bay area, and can vary from a low of  11c/52f  in early June, to highs of 18c/64f or 19c/66f degrees in July and August.  Temperatures average 11c/52f degrees from March to May, varying from lows of down to 8c/46f  in early March to highs of up to 15c/59f in late May. Temperatures average around 10 degrees in wintertime (Nov to Feb), varying from  up to  13c/55f in early November, to down to 8c/46f in January or February.   These are surface level temperatures,  water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower.