Hidden Places

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Silver Strand, Co.Wicklow

Silver Strand Hinde

Even among those that head for the East coast beaches during the summer months, Silver Strand remains off the radar. With smugglers caves, and hidden bays it’s a place well worth seeking out – just a few miles south of Wicklow Head.

Brittas Bay

Above: Further south down the coast from Silver Strand is Brittas Bay and a long stretch of beautiful sandy beach, but few ever came near the, then, unspoilt northern end. Back in the early 1970s I enjoyed many a family picnic in just the location of this photograph – shrimping in the shallow Potter’s River and even damming it when the water level was low. Today there’s a small holiday home development close by, and I’m sure that the place is no longer the tranquil spot that it was in my youth.