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Cranfield - Nicholsons Strand Beach

Kilkeel, Down

Cranfield - Nicholson's Strand is an isolated vast sandy beach situated in a bay.

Beach Type



There are no beach facilities available


Swimming although care should be taken as this beach is not supervised

Nature and Wildlife

A long. quiet and empty beach suitable for stretching your legs and getting some sea air.

Water Quality

Not Tested



Cleaning and Litter

The beach is not cleaned and there are no litter bins available.


Dogs are allowed all year round.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach

Tourist Information

Newry and Mourne Tourist Information Centre Newry Town Hall Newry City Tel: 028 302 68877 e-mail: [email protected]


Nearest town: Kilkeel
County: Down
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0468, -6.07613


From Kilkeel. take the main Kilkeel-Cranfield road. At present. the beach is not signposted - the best place to access the beach is at Dunnaval - there is currently only a cul-de-sac warning sign marking this junction.

Public Transport

Kilkeel is served by a local bus service


Parking available

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Kilkeel