The body of a man was found by a member of the public on Bray's north beach last Friday afternoon.
Gardai said that they are not treating the death as suspicious at this time, pending the results of a post mortem examination.
A local woman out walking on Friday made the discovery of the man's remains washed up on the shore and she contacted Bray Garda Station.
The lady waited for their arrival and pointed out the spot to detectives. Superintendent Pat Ward of Bray Garda Station explained that the particular area was located between Woodbrook Glen and Bray Harbour and not as easily accessible as better known parts of the beach.
Gardai from Bray attended the scene at around midday on Friday. As the discovery was made further north and across jurisdictional boundaries, they passed the matter over to Shankill Garda Station.
It was detectives from that district who managed having the remains removed from the area. The scene had been sealed off but was reopened to the public later on Friday.