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Greystones (Na Clocha Liatha in Irish) is a coastal town in County Wicklow

Greystones (Na Clocha Liatha in Irish) is a coastal town in County Wicklow, Ireland. It is located on Ireland’s east coast, 8 km (5 mi) south of Bray and 27 km (17 mi) south of Dublin. It has a population in the region of 15,000.

The town’s name is derived from a one kilometer stretch of coastal grey rocks situated between two beaches. This rocky area is known as the Sea Front. The harbour area and the railway station are at the northern and southern ends respectively.

The North Beach, which begins at the harbour, is a stony beach and some of its length is overlooked by the cliffs of Bray Head (south) which are subject to erosion. The South Beach, to the south of the 'grey stones', is a sandy beach about one kilometer long. It is a Blue Flag beach) and receives many visitors and tourists, mainly in the summer.

Greystones is the southern terminal station of the DART railway line, giving access to Dublin, the capital city. It is also served by Dublin Bus routes. The town is bordered by the Irish Sea to the East, Bray Head to the North and the Wicklow Mountains to the West.

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Taken on July 21, 2007