Discover Ards Peninsula

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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.

Ards Peninsula Down Coast Map


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:

Donaghadee lifeboat station

Strangford Lough

Copeland Islands

Ballywalter Beach

Mount Stewart House and Gardens

Scrabo Tower

Portaferry lifeboat station

The Spirit Merchant Pub

Millisle Lagoon Beach

Ballyhalbert Beach

Lighthouse Island

Cloughey Bay Beach