Ballywalter beach is actually two beaches but it is the long south sandy beach that draws most visitors, with rock pools and never too crowded. Ballywalter is a village situated Read more [...]
Planning a trip to the Down coast and looking for the nearest beach? Our beach lists will help you find the closest beaches to your location and then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, water quality and provide general information on the beach and its facilities. When on a beach page use our tools to search the Down seaside towns and surrounding coast for things to see and do or places to stay and eat.
Finding the right beach in Down is easy – simply explore the links below, to find the closest, hit the jump to my location button or use the search bar to plan your next Down beach visit.
Crawfordsburn has two of best beaches in the Belfast area and within the Crawfordsburn Country Park, on the southern shores of Belfast Lough. The river Crawfordsburn flows into Belfast Lough Read more [...]
Ballyhalbert beach is sandy in a small village with a harbour on the east (Irish Sea) coast of the Ards Peninsula between Ballywalter and Portavogie. Just past the harbour is Read more [...]
Ballyholme Bay beach is a sandy crescent beach of approximately 1 mile, popular with families and sport enthusiasts. A traditional seaside resort and an all year round favorite with windsurfers Read more [...]
Groomsport beach is a sandy beach adjacent to the harbour and 10 minutes drive from Bangor. Facilities at the beach include harbour, car parking, supermarket, pub and toilets.
Kilkeel beach is within the small harbour town of Kilkeel and sits at one end of a long stretch of sand. Kilkeel has a number of shops and options to Read more [...]
Millisle Beach is close to the seaside town of Millisle making it convenient and a perfect spot with its wide, golden sands and lagoon. Having the lagoon makes this beach Read more [...]
Tyrella Beach lies in Dundrum Bay and is a very wide sandy beach about 2 km long with miles of sand dunes and conservation area at its back. It’s a wonderful Read more [...]
Murlough Beach is a wide flat sandy beach with a pebble ridge above high water mark that runs for a length of 6km (5 miles) between Newcastle and Dundrum. The Read more [...]
Cloughey has one of the best beaches in the Ards Peninsula boasting a wide sweep of sand with miles of sand dunes and a castle to explore! The bay faces South Read more [...]
Warrenpoint beach is a gentle shelving shingle beach with some rocks that all but disappears at high tide.
Cranfield beach is mainly sand, gently sloping, located at the entrance to Carlingford Lough. This area designated as being of Special Scientific Interest. Facilities include parking, children’s play area, toilets/showers Read more [...]