Ballyholme Beach

Bank's Lane Groomsport Road Bangor, Down

Ballyholme Beach is a suburb beach at 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.

Visit Swim NI for a daily water condition report (during the bathing season)


By Car

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.

By Public Transport

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.

By Bicycle

Ballyholme Beach is easily accessible by bicycle from the Town Centre of Bangor.

By Foot

Ballyholme Beach is easily accessible by foot from the Town Centre of Bangor.





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