Murlough Beach

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 beach is backed by a large sand dune system designated as a National Nature Reserve. There is network of paths and boardwalks through the dunes, woodland and heath.

Murlough beach is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location within the Mournes and Slieve Croob Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Murlough Special Area for Conservation.

Facilities include beach cafe, toilets (incl. disabled), car parking, picnic sites (BBQ friendly) and seasonal lifeguards.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Murlough Beach has dog restrictions.
Murlough beach does not allow dogs in restricted areas between 1 April and 30 Sept.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 15 beaches in Down, or check our list of Down Dog Friendly Beaches.


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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 4.9℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (W)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6℃ with wind speed 6.5 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.7℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Feb 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Feb 14cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (S)
Wednesday, Feb 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (S)

Newcastle weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Murlough Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Murlough Beach is at Newcastle (N.Ireland) 3.31 km (2.05 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height.

Thu 09 Feb
   High Tide at 01:24 (Height 4.20m)
   Low Tide at 07:41 (Height 0.91m)
   High Tide at 13:39 (Height 5.07m)
   Low Tide at 19:58 (Height 0.65m)
Fri 10 Feb
   High Tide at 01:53 (Height 4.24m)
   Low Tide at 08:13 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 14:14 (Height 5.06m)
   Low Tide at 20:31 (Height 0.64m)
Sat 11 Feb
   High Tide at 02:31 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 08:48 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 14:54 (Height 5.00m)
   Low Tide at 21:07 (Height 0.70m)
Sun 12 Feb
   High Tide at 03:13 (Height 4.23m)
   Low Tide at 09:26 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 15:39 (Height 4.84m)
   Low Tide at 21:48 (Height 0.85m)
Mon 13 Feb
   High Tide at 04:00 (Height 4.11m)
   Low Tide at 10:09 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 16:31 (Height 4.57m)
   Low Tide at 22:37 (Height 1.09m)
Tue 14 Feb
   High Tide at 04:56 (Height 3.93m)
   Low Tide at 11:03 (Height 1.44m)
   High Tide at 17:36 (Height 4.26m)
   Low Tide at 23:35 (Height 1.33m)
Wed 15 Feb
   High Tide at 06:09 (Height 3.78m)
   Low Tide at 12:18 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 18:55 (Height 4.07m)

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