Tyrella Beach (Clough)

Tyrella Beach (Clough) - County Down
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Tyrella beach is a two kilometer sandy beach backed by twenty five hectares of mature sand dunes that form a conservation area within Dundrum Bay, in County Down.

The beach is a car-free zone popular with surfers and swimmers, while the dunes are home to a variety of birds and wild flowers. There is plenty of off-beach parking and scenic walks through the dunes.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are banned between 10am and 6pm during the bathing season.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
  • Good fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Wind surfing


  • Shop

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SB 5256 8984

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Tyrella Beach (Clough) Reviews

dirty hole

unhappy customer
May 16th 2021

Ok so they charge £4 for what? Access to a beach should be free, never paid into a beach in Ireland, and they have a lot nicer beaches than this. So dune paths are worn and awful, trip hazard, signs non existent, dog poo everywhere, but I don’t blame the dog owners because no one cares about this derelict place. No facilities whatsoever apart from a dirty sand car park and abandoned buildings, then you see the rubbish ....oh my god its everywhere, like a dump, no water quality reports so don’t know if its clean to swim, probably the worst beach I’ve ever been too, but would be ok if the rubbish was gone, I mean charging 4quid to sit amongst rubbish is a laugh.

Needs a good clean

Feb 17th 2021

There is rubbish right from the turn off the main road down to the beach then more rubbish the whole way along the beach. It’s like the local council has forgotten about this beach. Had a great walk and swim in the waves but the litter really spoiled it.

quiet clean beach

Dec 08th 2020

Sorry previous reviewer had that experience, I have visited many times and love the beach, it has always been clean and is not so busy as Murlough.  No charges and lovely car park for picnic.

Poorly managed

Aug 07th 2020

I visited 06/08/20
Toilets closed. Bins overflowing. Lots of litter.
There were a couple of young guys sitting in the wardens hut who just shrugged when I asked about facilities. Sign said no dogs then someone said only on the left of the beach. Confusing
I wouldn’t rush back

What did we get wrong?