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Silver Strand, Co.Wicklow
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.
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.