Lighthouses may now be automated but they still provide a critically important service to shipping. Our Lighthouse category brings all Coast Radar’s Down listings related to lighthouses together.
If you think about it, lighthouses were created to warn shipping travelling to ports of reefs and promontories. Lighthouses are part of our heritage and many are protected listed buildings in some of the most spectacular coastlines. Visiting a lighthouse takes you to some of the most beautiful and wild parts of the UK.
Finding the best things to see and do on a Down day out with your family or friends is easy – simply explore the lighthouse links below, to find the closest lighthouse just hit the “Find Near Me” button or use the search bar to plan your next Down activity.
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Find Down Dog Friendly Beaches
Heading to the Down coast with your dog and not sure if they are allowed on any beaches?
This Down list of dog friendly beaches will help in planning your next trip to the beach, beaches for dogs near Down
Our Down dog friendly beach list currently has 4 Down beaches listed where dogs are allowed with 4 beaches that have some dog restrictions, and there are no beaches on which a full dog ban is in operation.
Down Beaches allowing dogs
This list shows 4 Down beaches with no dog restrictions and can be used all year.
- Kilkeel Beach, Kilkeel
- Millisle Lagoon Beach, Ards Peninsula
- Ballyhalbert Beach, Ards Peninsula
- Ballywalter Beach, Ards Peninsula
Note, although dogs are allowed you are expected to keep control of your dog, clean-up after them and some beaches may require you to keep them on a lead. Please check local information sites for any restrictions.
Down Beaches that have dog restrictions
This list shows 4 Down beaches allowing dogs but with some restrictions. These restrictions could be a time of day, restricted zones, dogs to be kept on a lead or only allowed out of season. Check our beach information page for details of the restrictions in place.
- Tyrella Beach, Downpatrick
- Helens Bay Beach, Bangor
- Newcastle Beach, Newcastle
- Murlough Beach, Newcastle
Down Beaches that do not allow dogs
We have no Down beaches recorded that do not allow dogs at any time.
Down Beaches that we have NO dog restriction information
This list shows 7 Down beaches where we have no information on dog restrictions.
- Groomsport Beach, Bangor
- Ballyholme Bay Beach, Bangor
- Warrenpoint Beach, Warrenpoint
- Crawfordsburn Beach, Bangor
- Rossglass Beach, Downpatrick
- Cloughey Bay Beach, Ards Peninsula
- Cranfield Beach, Kilkeel
If a Down beach is not listed above then we have no information and you will have to check local beach information boards.
Note that we try to keep this dog beach information up to date but restrictions are set by local councils and occasionally we may miss a change.