The Beach Guide

Ballyholme Beach

Ballyholme Beach - County Down

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Ballyhalbert is a kilometer-long beach in the town of Bangor, to the North-East of Belfast The beach has a rock and pebble top section whilst at low tide, a wide expanse of 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. It 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.

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Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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  • Cafe/restaurant
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    • Pub nearby

    Nearest town


    OS grid ref.

    NW 6526 3623

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