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Place Category: Beaches
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.
Murlough Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
Dog restrictions: No dogs allowed in restricted areas between 1 April and 30 Sept.
Murlough Beach Weather Forecast
Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Wednesday.Breezy in the morning and drizzle until afternoon.Today's Forecast
12->1816% 70% 18 mph
5:30 am 9:31 pmBreezy in the morning and light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Saturday, Jul 29th
13->1836% 56% 16 mph
5:32 am 9:30 pmLight rain until evening, starting again overnight.Sunday, Jul 30th
11->1754% 77% 14 mph
5:33 am 9:28 pmLight rain throughout the day.Monday, Jul 31st
12->1839% 68% 14 mph
5:35 am 9:26 pmLight rain in the morning and afternoon.Tuesday, Aug 1st
11->1842% 60% 8 mph
5:37 am 9:24 pmRain throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.Wednesday, Aug 2nd
12->1678% 84% 18 mph
5:38 am 9:22 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and breezy starting in the evening.Thursday, Aug 3rd
14->1968% 57% 14 mph
5:40 am 9:21 pmBreezy in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.Friday, Aug 4th
12->179% 31% 16 mph
5:42 am 9:19 pm
Murlough Beach Tide Times
Murlough Beach Water quality
No water quality measurement available for Murlough Beach.
Photos from around the surrounding area