Murlough Beach

Murlough Beach, Newcastle, Down

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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.

    Murlough Beach has dog restrictions. Dog restrictions: No dogs allowed in restricted areas between 1 April and 30 Sept.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Newcastle, 16 beaches in Down, or check our list of Down Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Murlough Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain today through Thursday, with temperatures bottoming out at 16°C on Wednesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Breezy in the morning and drizzle until afternoon.
     
    12
    -> 
    18
       16%  70%   18 mph
      5:30 am    9:31 pm
    Saturday, Jul 29th
     Breezy in the morning and light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    13
    -> 
    18
       36%  56%   16 mph
      5:32 am    9:30 pm

    Sunday, Jul 30th
     Light rain until evening, starting again overnight.
     
    11
    -> 
    17
       54%  77%   14 mph
      5:33 am    9:28 pm
    Monday, Jul 31st
     Light rain throughout the day.
     
    12
    -> 
    18
       39%  68%   14 mph
      5:35 am    9:26 pm

    Tuesday, Aug 1st
     Light rain in the morning and afternoon.
     
    11
    -> 
    18
       42%  60%   8 mph
      5:37 am    9:24 pm
    Wednesday, Aug 2nd
     Rain throughout the day and breezy starting in the afternoon.
     
    12
    -> 
    16
       78%  84%   18 mph
      5:38 am    9:22 pm

    Thursday, Aug 3rd
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening, and breezy starting in the evening.
     
    14
    -> 
    19
       68%  57%   14 mph
      5:40 am    9:21 pm
    Friday, Aug 4th
     Breezy in the morning and partly cloudy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
    12
    -> 
    17
       9%  31%   16 mph
      5:42 am    9:19 pm

  • Murlough Beach Tide Times

     

  • Murlough Beach Water quality

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