Naylors Cove

Naylors Cove, just south of Bray town, Co.Wicklow, had at one time a small halt on the Dublin to Rosslare line, built to primarily to serve nearby Victorian baths and amusements, which were established in the area in the late 19th century. The halt was opened by the Dublin & South Eastern Railway in 1906 and was located on the down side of the line adjacent to the road overbridge that gave access to Bray Head. The halt was not a success and regular services ceased the following year, however it remained open for occasional use until 1929. Surprisingly the single platform survived for many years after closure, been demolished for clearance purposes with the extension of the electrified DART services to Greystones in 2000. Today, only scant remains of the halt can be seen.
2800 Class railcar No.2812 is seen on the rear of a southbound commuter service passing the site of Naylor's Cove Halt, which was merely a single platform sited to the left of the train. It closed completely in 1929. Although its destination blind displays 'Bray' , 8500 DART 8632, is approaching Naylor's Cove Halt with a southbound service to Greystones. An unidentified 8500 Class DART unit passes the site of Naylor's Cove Halt with a southbound service to Greystones. The baths to which halt originally served are out of sight down the embankment. 8635 is seen on the rear of this 8500 Class unit heading south past Naylor's Cove with a service to Greystones.
With the town of Bray in the backround, an 8100 Class DART No.8331, is seen approaching the town on the northern side of the road overbridge at the one time Naylor's Cove Halt. The former entrance to the pathway that led down to the single platform at Naylor's Cove Halt can still be seen at the road overbridge, now bricked up. The road overbridge on the northern side at the site of Naylor's Cove Halt. The steal steps behind the bridge down to the tracks are used by Irish Rail staff for access to the railway line. Naylor's Cove Halt was provided to serve the Victorian amusements in the area. The seaside town of Bray, though somewhat rundown, still boasts numerous Victorian features, such as this hotel.
Adjacent to Naylor's Cove is the remains of one of Bray's most unusual former attractions. The concrere base and stilts are all that remains of the 1950s constructed Cable Car system, which carried tourists to Eagle's Nest near the summit of Bray Head.