Lively and down-to-earth, Bray is the closest seaside resort to Dublin. With its beach, it exudes the unpretentious elegance typical of seaside towns, and is dotted with villas with loggias. In summer, Dubliners come here to sunbathe and brave the spectacular waves. The long walk to the promontory that shelters the bay is a favourite with locals. On the seafront, the National Sea Life Centre houses over 30 aquariums presenting marine life.