Description

Paddle in the surf along the mile long beach, a long time favourite for families to take a dip and build sand castles.

Nowadays the beach 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.

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.

location_on
  • Bank's Lane
  • Groomsport Road
  • Bangor
  • Down
  • BT20 5EG

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Beautiful beach
  • Children's playground
  • Magnificent walks
  • Family fun days out
  • Water activities

You might also like

  • Titanic Belfast
    Titanic Belfast
    Attractions

    Titanic Belfast

    gps_fixed 2.72KM

    Titanic Belfast is the world's largest Titanic visitor experience and a must-see on any visit to Belfast and…

    Find Out More
  • Beacon of Hope
    Beacon of Hope
    Attractions

    Beacon of Hope

    gps_fixed 0.95KM

    Thanksgiving Square is an area of public space in Lanyon Place, Belfast based on Thanksgiving Square in Dallas,…

    Find Out More
  • Whiskey Experiences in Belfast
    Whiskey Experiences in Belfast
    Attractions

    Whiskey Experiences in Belfast

    gps_fixed 0.19KM

    From tours to tastings, take a look at some of the best Irish whiskey experiences available in Belfast.

    Find Out More
  • Jordanstown Loughshore Park
    Jordanstown Loughshore Park
    Attractions

    Jordanstown Loughshore Park

    gps_fixed 10.69KM

    Located in Newtownabbey on the shores of Belfast Lough, enjoy panoramic views from Belfast to Bangor at the…

    Find Out More
  • Wallace Park Lisburn
    Wallace Park Lisburn
    Attractions

    Wallace Park Lisburn

    gps_fixed 15.29KM

    Wallace Park is ideal for families, with an excellent children's play area and a variety of gentle walks.

    Find Out More
  • Sentry Hill
    Sentry Hill
    Attractions

    Sentry Hill

    gps_fixed 12.01KM

    Sentry Hill is a 19th century farmhouse in Carnmoney which houses a wealth of artefacts and archival material…

    Find Out More
  • Museum at The Mill
    Museum at The Mill
    Attractions

    Museum at The Mill

    gps_fixed 11.17KM

    Explore the history and heritage of Mossley Mill and hear the story of the people who worked there…

    Find Out More
  • Lisburn Castle Gardens
    Lisburn Castle Gardens
    Attractions

    Lisburn Castle Gardens

    gps_fixed 15.5KM

    Once the site of Lisburn Castle, the gardens were gifted in 1903 to Lisburn for use as a…

    Find Out More
Ask Us
Ask Us

We're here to help, so if you can't find the info you're after, or you just want to ask a really odd question, then we're here for you.

Ask A Question

Ask a Question

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
arrow_upwardBack To Top
In order to display distances relevant to you, we'd like to be able to use your GPS location. Privacy Policy
In order to display distances relevant to your current position, we'd need to be able to use your GPS location. To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
You have previously denied access to your GPS location. In order to allow access to your location, you need to update your site settings through your browser settings to allow this site access to your location.

To find out more about how we use your location, please read our Privacy Policy
Your settings have been updated. They will take effect next time you refresh the page.
By default, all distances on the site are calculated from Belfast City Centre. You can choose a different starting point here, or specify your own.
Open 'Ask a Question' window Close 'Ask a Question' window

Ask a Question

X

Hide this tool

Open 'Sign up for Newsletter' window Close 'Sign up for Newsletter' window

Visit Belfast Newsletter

X

Sign up to the Visit Belfast newsletter and receive inspiring ideas, events and offers which showcase the best of Belfast and Northern Ireland.

Sign-Up

Hide this tool