Beaches in Portavogie, County Down

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Portavogie. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Cloughey Bay (1.9 miles)

    Cloughey Bay © Eric Jones

    Cloughey Bay beach is a somewhat undiscovered gem with its expanse of fine golden sand. The long crescent of beach stretches for around 1.5 miles along the east coast of the Ard Peninsula on Northern Ireland's east coast. The bay faces south eastwards, out into the relative shelter of the Irish Sea. There is also…

  • Ballyhalbert Beach (2.7 miles)

    Ballyhalbert © Ross | BY-SA

    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…

  • Knockinelder Bay (5.4 miles)

    Knockinelder Bay © Eric Jones | BY-SA

    Knockinelder Bay is a good-sized crescent of sand and shingle towards the southern end of the Ards Peninsula. The beach here is sometimes referred to as Kearney after the 18th-century fishing village here.

    The tidal range is quite large at Knockinelder and whilst the beach can be reduced to a narrow shingle strip at high tide, low…

  • Ballywalter Beach (5.9 miles)

    Ballywalter © 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…

Portavogie beaches map

Map featuring Portavogie beaches. Click on pins to view beach details