Ballyholme Beach and Park
The mile long crescent of sandy beach, curving along the shore of Ballyholme Bay, has been a favourite sea bathing spot for generations.
Nowadays it is used all year round by wet suited windsurfers who come from all over Northern Ireland to skim along its waves in the breeze. Children love to paddle here and build sand castles, it's the perfect place for a family day out with a bucket and spade.
The terraces of handsome houses along the esplanade provide a pleasant backdrop to bracing walks along the promenade towards Ballymacormick Point.
At the east end of the sandy beach of Ballyholme Bay is the narrow track through Ballymacormick Point. The gorse scrub, shingle beaches, rocky islets and coves offer a wilder area and escape from the crowds.