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Crawfordsburn Country Park
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We invite you to come and explore Crawfordsburn Country Park. This scenic and tranquil park is situated on the coast between Bangor and Holywood.

Visitors will definitely feel relaxed in this natural retreat as there are two excellent beaches with guaranteed spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough. They may also be able to experience breathtaking walks through peaceful meadows if they are lucky they may be able to catch a glimpse of the stunning waterfall.

Facilities include a large visitor centre and café, an Adidas-approved 5K running trail, a new natural play area and a geology garden. This park is also home to a wide range of wildlife which include hedgehogs, rabbits, badgers, a large rookery and jays in the wooded glen, grey wagtails and dippers along the streams and seals, herons, shags, guillemots and, in winter, Brent geese can be seen when walking along the Park's coastal path. If you are in the park on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, don't miss visiting Grey Point Fort - an historic monument in state care completed in 1907 to defend Belfast from sea-borne attack, with its enormous guns, which can be seen from the coastal path which is located west of Helen's Bay beach.

We hope you have an enjoyable positive experience at Crawfordsburn Country Park. If so, you may wish to visit some of our other properties which include: Redburn Country Park, Holywood, and Scrabo Country Park, Newtownards.

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Opening times

Park open all year round for pedestrian access.

Car Parking is available at the Main Car Park,exit road laybay, Fort Road Car Park, Grey Point Fort and Sea Park, Coastguard Avenue.

Opening Hours to 31st May 2020 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm changing to 9:00 am to 9:00 pm from 1st June 2020.

As part of the first phase of the easing of ongoing Corona Virus, Co-Vid 19 restrictions

car parks in DAERA-owned Crawfordsburn Country Park will be opening to the public as of Wednesday the 27th May 2020.

In the interests of ongoing public safety, all other facilities will remain closed until further notice at this time, this includes toilets, playparks, the Visitor Centre, The Woodlands Cafe, and mobile concessions.

Please be aware of the ongoing restrictions and plan visits accordingly;

Please note that car parks may be temporarily closed at times to support social distancing if sites become particularly busy or crowded.

Make sure that you follow Public Health Agency guidelines and maintain social distancing at all times.

The Cafe telephone number is (028) 9185 3961.

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
  • Parking Available
  • Picnic Area
  • Toilets
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
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Crawfordsburn Country Park

Bridge Road South
Helen's Bay
County Down
BT19 1JT
Phone number
T: (028) 9185 3621
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