Located south of Dublin on the east coast of the island, it has a population of 10,070 according to the 2006 census. The town is situated off the N11 route between Dublin and Wexford. Wicklow is also connected to the rail network, with Dublin commuter services now extending to the town.
The county town stands on the lower slopes of Ballyguile Hill about 26km south of Bray. It overlooks a wide bay fringed by a crescent curve of coast. The town is famed for its fine harbour, which is home to a well-founded sailing/yacht club. A pebble beach runs for 12 miles (19km) north of the town offering the delight of undisturbed walking, beach combing and swimming. When it comes to nightlife the area provides a hotel, a variety of pubs and restaurants to delight all tastes and pockets.