Ballywalter Beach

Ballywalter Beach - County Down
© Roberta McKeown

Ballywalter is a sandy beach to the south of Ballywalter village, stretching along the coast for about 3 kilometres. The beach is in a rural setting, backed mostly by fields, making it ideal for walkers looking for some peace and quiet.

Families will enjoy Ballywalter as well, with a number of rockpools in the rocky outcrops to be found here, in which children might enjoy searching for marine wildlife. During the winter, a number of bird species nest on the beach, making it a paradise for bird watchers.

Parking can be found along Springvale Road in the outskirts of Ballywalter at the northern end of the beach. Public toilets and a children’s play area can also be found here. The beach can be accessed down a short ramp. In the village, visitors will find a selection of facilities such as places to eat, drink, and stay, as well as a small fishing harbour

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

No dog restrictions.

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  • Good fishing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Picnic area
  • Slipway

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NW 7489 2171


Two car parks available. both close to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

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