British Beaches

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Ballywalter Beach

Ballywalter, Down

Ballywalter is an old fishing village and now a popular day-trip destination. It has a long sandy beach with a large breakwater and slipways.

Beach Type



Local shops and cafes in town
There are slipways
Public toilets and a picnic site at the beach


Boat trips
Watersports and fishing

Nature and Wildlife

There are picnic sites up and down the coast and Ballywalter park is a good place for a stroll.

Water Quality





No dog restrictions.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Contact Details: 31 Regent Street Newtownards Down BT23 4AD Website: Email: [email protected] Tel: (028)9182 6846 Fax: (028)9182 6681


Nearest town: Ballywalter
County: Down
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5405, -5.48149


From Belfast take the A20 to Newtownards and continue onto the Ards peninsula. At Greyabbey take the B5 to Ballywalter.

Public Transport

Ulsterbus (ULB) Service 9 runs between Portaferry. Bus Depot - Belfast. (Laganside Buscentre) and stops in Ballywalter.


Two car parks available. both close to the beach.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Ballywalter