Explore Ards Peninsula Beaches and Coastline

The Ards Peninsula often just referred to as "The Ards" is a peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland, that separates Strangford Lough from the North Channel of the Irish Sea on the north-east coast of Ireland and contains the most easterly point on the island of Ireland. The main towns on the peninsula are in the north Newtownards and Donaghadee whilst in the south you have Portaferry.

Why not check beaches nearby as we have 15 beaches in Down. You can even take a look at our list of Down dog friendly beaches or even our United Kingdom Blue Flag beach list.

Ards Peninsula Down Coast Map


Ards Peninsula Down Coast Search Bar

Where would you like to go? Use our search bar to search across all our local listings, ideal for finding that nearest spot to visit:

Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, and places to stay and eat: