Ballywalter beach is long sandy with rock pools and never too crowded. Ballywalter is a village situated on the east (Irish Sea) coast of the Ards Peninsula. Small playground nearby, grass areas behind the beach, car parking and toilets.
Crawfordsburn has two of best beaches in the Belfast area and within the Crawfordsburn Country Park, on the southern shores of Belfast Lough. The river Crawfordsburn flows into Belfast Lough on the beach. Some good coast trails and walks.
Ballyhalbert beach is sandy in a small village with a harbour on the east (Irish Sea) coast of the Ards Peninsula between Ballywalter and Portavogie. Just past the harbour is mainland Irelands most easterly point – Burr Point. Ballywalter also has a nature reserve, an old castle mound and the read more
Ballyholme Bay beach is a sandy crescent beach of approximatey 1 mile, popular with families and sport enthusiasts. A traditional seaside resort. An all year round favorite with windsurfers and kitesurfers. Why not take the popular walk along the promenade towards the National Trust Wildlife Preserve at Ballymacormick Point.
Vaove Bay beach at Groomsport is a sandy beach. Adjacent to the harbour and 10 minutes drive from Bangor
Cranfield – Nicholsons Strand beach is a vast sandy beach situated in an isolated bay.
Millisle Beach is close to the seaside town of Millisle making it convenient and a perfect spot with its wide, golden sands and lagoon. Having the lagoon makes this beach perfect for families as swimming is really safe and there is a jetty and slipway as well for boats and read more
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 conservation area and the beach has won the numerous awards. Parking is not close as this is a car free read more
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 read more
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 long spit of stones providing protection from the Irish Sea swell. Cloughey Bay due to the read more
Warrenpoint beach is a gentle shelving shingle beach with some rocks that all but disappears at high tide.
Cranfield West beach is mainly sand, gently sloping, located at the entrance to Carlingford Lough. This area designated as being of Special Scientific Interest.