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 [...]
Find The Nearest Beach Down
Planning a trip to the Down coast and looking for where the nearest beach is, our beach lists will help you discover the nearest beach to me. Then for each beach, we will answer questions around location, rural or town, sandy or pebble, rockpools, tide times, weather forecast, dog restrictions, bathing water quality, beach cafes and provide general information on the beach and its facilities.
When on a beach page use our tools to search nearby Down seaside towns and the 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 beach links below, to find the closest hit the jump to my location compass or use the search bar to plan where your next Down beach visit should be.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Warrenpoint beach is a gentle shelving shingle beach with some rocks that all but disappears at high tide.
Rossglass beach is a sandy beach with some rocks on the shores of Dundrum Bay. This is a stunning beach with the Mournes looming in the background. Rossglass Beach 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 [...]
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 [...]
Helen’s Bay Beach is a gently shelving sandy beach backed by woodland and is one of the two beaches within the Crawfordsburn Country Park, a popular beach and country park. Facilities 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 [...]