British Beaches

Sand, sea, sun, surf and scones

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Ballyholme Beach

Bangor, Down

Ballyholme is situated within the town of Bangor to the North-East of Belfast. It is a mile-long sandy bay with some interesting rock pools at either end. Located at the end of Ballyholme beach is the National Trust Nature Reserve of Ballymacormick Point with a walk that leads to the beautiful seaside village of Groomsport.

Beach Type



Public toilets
Local shops cafes and pubs
There is a small harbour and area to launch boats


Boat trips

Nature and Wildlife

There are footpaths leading east around Ballymacormick point to nearby Groomsport bay and cockle island.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are provided.

Tourist Information

Bangor TIC Tower House 34 Quay Street Bangor Northern Ireland BT20 5ED T:+44 (0) 28 9127 0069 F:+44 (0) 28 9127 4466 tic@northdowntourism .com


Nearest town: Bangor
County: Down
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6663, -5.64165


Take the A2 to Bangor town centre then head east along the coast.

Public Transport

Served by local buses from Bangor.


parking available next to the beach.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Bangor