Top 10 Down Beaches

Here are The UK Beaches Guides top 10 Down beaches. Our rating is based on two factors: the amount each page is viewed and any reviews submitted.

1. Murlough Beach, Newcastle

Murlough Beach.Murlough Beach is a wide flat sandy beach with a pebble ridge above high water mark that runs for a length of 6km (5 miles) between Newcastle and Dundrum. The beach is backed by a large san...

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2. Rossglass Beach, Killough

Rossglass Beach.Rossglass beach on the shores of Dundrum Bay. A stunning beach with the Mournes looming in the background, Rossglass Beach is home to breeding seals and wading birds such as oyster-catchers...

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3. Cove Bay Beach, Bangor

Cove Bay Beach.Vaove Bay beach at Groomsport is a sandy beach. Adjacent to the harbour and 10 minutes drive from Bangor...

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4. Tyrella Beach, Downpatrick

Tyrella Beach.Tyrella Beach lies in Dundrum Bay and is a very wide sandy beach about two kilometres long with miles of sand dunes and conservation area at its back. It’s a wonderful conservati...

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5. Cranfield West Beach, Kilkeel

Cranfield West Beach.Cranfield West beach is mainly sand, gently sloping, located at the entrance to Carlingford Lough. This area designated as being of Special Scientific Interest....

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6. Kilkeel Beach, Kilkeel

Kilkeel Beach.Cranfield - Nicholsons Strand beach is a vast sandy beach situated in an isolated bay....

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7. Helens Bay Beach, Bangor

Helens Bay Beach.Helen's Bay Beach is a gently shelving sandy beach and is one of the two beaches within the Crawfordsburn Country Park. A popular beach and country park....

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8. Newcastle Beach, Newcastle

Newcastle Beach.Newcastle beach is a large gently sloping beach approximately 2.5km in length and consists of a sand/pebble mix. The beach sits within the seside town of Newcastle so benefits from the facilities t...

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9. Cloughey Bay Beach, Cloughey

Cloughey Bay Beach.Cloughey has one of the most beautiful beaches in the Ards Peninsula boasting a wide sweep of sand with miles of sand dunes and a castle to explore! The bay faces South East with a lon...

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10. Tyrella South Beach, Newcastle

Tyrella South Beach.Tyrella South beach - we have no details yet. If you know this beach then please get in touch....

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Blue Flag Beaches

In addition to this list of our top Down beaches, Down has 4 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.


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