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Ballyholme Beach

Bank's Lane, Groomsport Road, Bangor, County Down, BT20 5EG
Ballyholme Beach

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Ballyholme Beach is a suburb beach in the seaside town of Bangor. The beach is sandy and is approximately 1.3 km in length. There is a typical rocky shore at each end. The majority of Ballyholme Beach is backed by a seawall and promenade. The far eastern end of the bathing water is backed by a privately owned woodland area. A car park, public toilets and children’s play area are also located here. Public toilets and a smaller children’s play area are located at the western end. The residential suburb of Ballyholme surrounds the bathing water and Ballyholme Yacht Club is adjacent to the bathing area at the western end. There are a number of groynes crossing Ballyholme Beach.

Bathing water signage including safety information is displayed at the beach and bathing water information will be provided from June - September annually. THERE IS NO LIFEGUARD SERVICE OPERATING AT THIS BEACH.

Facilities: Car Parking, Child Friendly Areas, Dogs Allowed, Toilets. The best approach to Ballymacormick Point is by Groomsport, although at low tide it is possible to reach it from the east end of Ballyholme Beach. It is accessible all year round. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: disabled toilets and disabled parking. Water quality is Good.

Ballymacormick Point, this rocky outcrop is located between Ballyholme and the little village of Groomsport. Covered in gorse, it is good for rough walking and for spotting birds, flowers and foxes.



  • Picnic Area

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

Guide Prices

No admission charge

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* Open all year

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Bangor is 30 minutes drive from Belfast on the A2; Ballyholme Beach is located on the eastern side, less than 1mile from the Town Centre.

Directions from Town:
From Bangor continue along Seacliff Road for approximately 1 and 1/2 miles.

Public Transport Directions

Buses and trains operate regularly from Belfast to Bangor Bus & Railway Station. Local Town Service Bus 302A Bangor Town Service to Towerview drives past Ballyholme Beach.

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