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21st Aug 2023

New sauna and cold plunge barrel facilities opened on Bray Seafront

Fiona Frawley

Helios sauna Bray seafront

Get hot, get cold, get healed.

If you’ve been flipping your fins on the sea-swim buzz ever since the dark and dreary days of the pandemic, you may be interested in the new facilities just landed on Bray Seafront.

Helios Sauna opened its wood-clad doors over the weekend, offering locals and those visiting Bray a chance to relax and recharge in a seaside setting.

Located on the seafront between Bray’s bounty of ice-cream shops and the entrance to the Bray-to-Greystones walk, Helios follows a trend of wood-fired saunas placed beside a body of water we’ve seen throughout Ireland in recent years, from the Sandycove Store and Yard in South Dublin to Hot Box Sauna along the banks of the Boyne.

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The brainchild of friends and former engineering students Miko and Matt, the saunas and plunge pools were constructed with sustainability in mind and offer an enticing view of the sea to enjoy while you cool down or sweat it out.

Facilities are bookable for 45 minute slots at a cost of €15 – this grants you use of the sauna, cold plunges, cold showers and changing room facilities. The changing rooms are located inside the old card readers cottage, which has been lovingly converted by Miko and Matt. As Helios is located right by the sea, the team recommend a dip in the sea before or after your sauna session.

The state-of-the-art facilities are open to the public now – you can read more about them and book in for a visit right here.


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