British Beaches

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Murlough (Tyrella). Newcastle Beach

Newcastle, Down

A long sandy beach backed by extensive sand dunes and stretching all the way from Newcastle to Tyrella.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Car park
Toilets
Visitor centre
Paths
Disabled access

Activities

Kite buggying
Kite surfing and windsurfing

Nature and Wildlife

The beach is backed by an extensive dune system. home to a wide range of animals and plants including badgers and stoats. Delicate flowers such as the pyramidal orchid. carline thistle and rare and colourful butterflies can also be found.

Water Quality

Good

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

No dog restrictions.

Tourist Information

Newcastle Centre 10-14 Central Promenade. Newcastle. Co Down. BT33 0AA. [email protected] Telephone: 028-43722222 Facsimile: 028-43722400

Location

Nearest town: Newcastle
County: Down
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5568, -5.6971

Access

From Belfast take the M1 to Lisburn then the A49 to Ballynahinch then the A24 to Newcastle. Approaching from the south head to Newry then take the B8 direction Newcastle before crossing the mourne mountains on the B180 and descending into Newcastle o

Public Transport

Newcastle is served by a regular bus service to Belfast.

Parking

Parking is available but invoolves a short walk over the dunes

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newcastle