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 sand dune system designated as a National Nature Reserve. There is network of paths and boardwalks through the dunes, woodland and heath.
Murlough beach is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location within the Mournes and Slieve Croob Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Murlough Special Area for Conservation.
Murlough Beach in Down has Blue Flag Status.
- Beach cafe
- Toilets (incl. disabled)
- Car parking (charged when cafe open)
- Picnic sites (BBQ friendly)
- Seasonal lifeguards
No dogs allowed in the restricted areas between 1 April and 30 Sept.