Ballyhalbert Beach

Ballyhalbert Beach - County Down
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Ballyhalbert is a kilometer-long beach with a rock and pebble top section.  At low tide, a wide expanse of flat sand is exposed.

The beach is a good spot for both fishing and walking, whilst boating trips from the harbour are also popular.  The area is part of a peninsula formed by Strangford Lough and is rich in bird life.

Behind the beach there is a large caravan park, whilst in the village, a shop and a pub can be found. A short stroll to the south-east along the coast will take visitors to the most easterly point in Ireland.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing


  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Picnic area
  • Pier

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NW 7599 1682


Parking is available next to the harbour.

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