Our Favourite Swimming Spots

At the Lighthouse we’re blessed with our proximity to some of the best spots for a sea swim. But each spot is different, with their own pros, cons and personalities. Which is best you ask?

The Vico 

The Vico on a sunny day is like no other! Sheltered from the prevailing north westerly breeze, the Vico can feel like somewhere south of Spain on the right day.

ProsWell sheltered from the prevailing breeze, the Vico can feel like the South of Spain on the right day. The rocky shore also provides a number of great spots for a dive.

ConsIf coming from town, or The Lighthouse, The Vico is a decent distance away and can add a good 30 mins to your trip time.

VerdictThe Lazy Sunday. Worth it, if you have the time.



Being the closest to The Lighthouse we can see Seapoint becoming our favourite, but it has it’s flaws

Pros: Very convenient location if you happen to be coming from anywhere but Bray. Also the most sheltered location in a big southerly breeze.

Cons: The tide. Seapoint unfortunately is no use to you for over half the day, unless you’re keen on walking for 100 metres to get some waist deep water. Check the tide before you go!

Verdict: The Quick Dip. In, out and home before dinner.

The 40 Foot

Me auld pal… The 40 foot is arguably the most popular of the three with spots for all conditions & tastes.

Pros: It has it all. Wade in on the steps or jump in off the rock – whatever you’re feeling. Also things are a bit quieter round the corner in Sandycove for the stormy days.

Cons: Can tend to look a bit like Santa Ponsa on a summer day. Cans, tunes etc etc

Verdict: The Everyday Swim


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