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Crawfordsburn Country Park

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Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1JT
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.
If you would like to provide us with your comments, feedback or ideas for improvement please contact us at: nieainfo@daera-ni.gov.uk

Facilities

Attraction Facilities

  • Open Evenings
  • Open Mondays
  • Open Sundays

Catering

  • Picnic Area
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Opening Times

* Park open all year round for pedestrian access.

As part of the easing of ongoing Corona Virus, Co-Vid 19 restrictions car parks in DAERA-owned Crawfordsburn Country Park are open to the public.
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: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm from 1st June 2020. Please note that car parks may be temporarily closed at times to support social distancing if sites become particularly busy or crowded.

In compliance with the recent changes in COVID-19 guidance, from opening on Saturday 17th October 2020 the Woodlands Café will move to providing takeaway services only. Customers are advised to comply with the most recent COVID-19 guidelines while onsite.

The toilets in the visitor centre are now open from 10:00 to 16:00 and the other toilets in the park are open from 10:00 to17:00.
The mobile concessions have resumed operations in the park.

Please be aware of the ongoing restrictions and plan visits accordingly. Make sure that you follow Public Health Agency guidelines and maintain social distancing at all times.

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