Newcastle Beach

Newcastle, Down

Newcastle Beach is a popular tourist destination located on the South Down coast.

Newcastle Beach comprises of sand, pebbles and larger stones and is approx 2.5 km in length. 

The major part of Newcastle Beach is backed by a promenade and the seaside town of Newcastle, which has lots of shops, amusements and other attractions. The beach has a very gentle slope with the Mountains of Mourne in the background.

The entire area is within the Mournes and Slieve Croob Area of Outstanding Beauty and the Murlough Special Area for Conservation.

RNLI Lifeguard Service available during seasonal periods. Life Saving equipment on Newcastle Beach and signage on promenade.

Dogs allowed - No dogs in the restricted areas between 1 April and 30 September when Award Flag is flying.


By car

Newcastle Beach is located at the foot of the Mourne Mountains in Newcastle town adjacent to the promenade. The town of Newcastle is located on the A2 Coastal Road Clough to Newry. Disabled car parking and disabled access is available via ramps from the promenade.

By cycle

A cycle route follows the A2.








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