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 does not allow dogs in restricted areas between 1 April and 30 Sept.
No water quality measurement available for Murlough Beach.
Our weather forecast for Newcastle in Down
Today (Thursday, Jan 21)
Expect a temperature in the range 4.3℃ to 5.9℃ with a wind speed 6.2 m/sec (WNW)
Friday, Jan 22
Expect a temperature in the range 1.8℃ to 2℃ with a wind speed 4.5 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jan 23
Expect a temperature in the range 0℃ to 0.4℃ with a wind speed 3.7 m/sec (WNW)
Sunday, Jan 24
Expect a temperature in the range 0.8℃ to 1.9℃ with a wind speed 4.3 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Jan 25
Expect a temperature in the range 1.8℃ to 2.5℃ with a wind speed 5 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 26
Expect a temperature in the range -0℃ to 1.3℃ with a wind speed 2.7 m/sec (WNW)
Wednesday, Jan 27
Expect a temperature in the range 6.4℃ to 7℃ with a wind speed 3.9 m/sec (WSW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Murlough Beach in Down.
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