Every week we’ll look at a village along the Dart line and see what there is to do there for the day.
Greystones, while technically in Wicklow, is along the Dublin Area Rapid Transport route, so we’re going to count it.
There are plenty of reasons to go to Greystones, and not just because you’re hoping to get a Hozier sighting.
You can start the day off with a guilty pleasure - crepes in La Crêperie Pierre Grise, a little slice of France on the Irish coast.
You can hang out in Caffé delle Stelle, where you can get authentic Italian coffee. It’s been described at the best café in Greystones.
If you want to get a bit of exercise, why not try the Bray to Greystones cliff walk? It goes along a straight-forward path taking you all along the coast, providing you with stunning views. Depending on your fitness levels it will take you between 90 minutes and 3 hours.
If that seems like too long a stretch, you can wander down Greystones beach which is easily accessible.
You can continue on your health kick by going to Happy Pear – named as one of the 17 restaurants outside of Dublin that you have to try before you die. All the food in there is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and as healthy as they come.
For dinner, you have a few options. Hungry Monk is a fine dining restaurant that prides itself on its extensive wine list if you’re feeling somewhere fancier. Inside it channels the monastery vibe with old high-backed wooden chairs.
If you’re feeling Indian food, go to Chakra by Jaipur, just off the main street in the shopping area. There’s always a nice atmosphere and the food is delicious.
Alternatively, Bochellis do lovely old-school Italian food. They have a great value set menu so it won’t set you back too much.
Afterwards you can go for a cocktail in Mrs Robinson, a bar that looks like a vintage living room. All of their cocktails are €8; bargain.
Or you can go to the Beach House, a bar down by the harbour, and get a pint. They also do pub grub and a quiz on Wednesday if you feel like a bit of trivia.