British Beaches

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Newcastle Beach

Newcastle, Down

Newcastle is a seaside resort situated at the western end of a long sandy beach stretching to Murlough and the entrance to Dundrum bay. It has a busy high street set back from the beach with shops, cafes and amusement arcades.

Beach Type



There are plenty of shops
Cafes ad pubs on the high street
Public toilets are situated next to the beach
There are plenty of entertainments for all the family and an outdoor swimming complex


Swimming either in the sea or in the heated outdoor pools
There is a pitch and putt golf course and a boating lake with plastic swan shaped pedallos
There are plenty of amusement arcades and the Slippery Dip slide for children

Nature and Wildlife

There is a large country park or the long beach for a casual stroll or the Mourne mountains for the more serious walker. A day walk up Slieve Donard. Northern Irelands highest mountain is possible from Newcastle.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

Litter bins are available on the promenade.

Tourist Information

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


Nearest town: Newcastle
County: Down
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2052, -5.89039


Necastle is on the A2 which runs north to Belfast or South along the coast.

Public Transport

Served by buses from Belfast.


Various car parks in Newcastle which can fill up during busy periods.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Newcastle