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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.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

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Activities

  • Good fishing
  • Sailing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Bangor

Postcode

OS grid ref.

NW 6526 3623

Water quality

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