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.

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 2 beaches at Newcastle, 15 beaches in Down, or check our list of Down Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 16.2℃ with wind speed 9.8 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Oct 01
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 11.1℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (W)
Sunday, Oct 02
Expect a temp in the range 9.3℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (WSW)
Monday, Oct 03
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Oct 04
Expect a temp in the range 14.4℃ to 14.8℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Oct 05
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 13.6℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Oct 06
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 13.8℃ with wind speed 7.8 m/sec (SW)

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.

Fri 30 Sep
   High Tide at 01:35 (Height 5.32m)
   Low Tide at 07:52 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 13:51 (Height 4.89m)
   Low Tide at 20:14 (Height 0.90m)
Sat 01 Oct
   High Tide at 02:24 (Height 5.13m)
   Low Tide at 08:34 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 14:41 (Height 4.77m)
   Low Tide at 20:59 (Height 1.06m)
Sun 02 Oct
   High Tide at 03:20 (Height 4.79m)
   Low Tide at 09:21 (Height 1.22m)
   High Tide at 15:37 (Height 4.54m)
   Low Tide at 21:55 (Height 1.30m)
Mon 03 Oct
   High Tide at 04:27 (Height 4.37m)
   Low Tide at 10:20 (Height 1.58m)
   High Tide at 16:49 (Height 4.27m)
   Low Tide at 23:12 (Height 1.49m)
Tue 04 Oct
   High Tide at 05:49 (Height 4.01m)
   Low Tide at 11:41 (Height 1.83m)
   High Tide at 18:15 (Height 4.13m)
Wed 05 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:03 (Height 1.39m)
   High Tide at 07:22 (Height 3.93m)
   Low Tide at 13:27 (Height 1.77m)
   High Tide at 19:49 (Height 4.30m)
Thu 06 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:22 (Height 1.06m)
   High Tide at 08:42 (Height 4.19m)
   Low Tide at 14:41 (Height 1.51m)
   High Tide at 20:59 (Height 4.71m)

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