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Tyrella Beach (Clough) Beach

Downpatrick, Down

Tyrella beach and conservation area has a wide flat sandy beach (2kms long) backed by 25 hectares of mature sand dunes where wild flowers and bird life can be observed in their natural coastal habitat. The beach offers a car-free zone and off-beach parking.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

First aid station
Toilets
Disabled toilets
Lost child centre
Shops
Catering by mobile vans

Activities

Swimming
Fishing
Snorkeling
Wind surfing
Body boarding
Kite-surfing (outside main season
There is zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

Kilclief/Glebe - 5kms. Killough - 6.4kms. Ballyhornan - 9.6kms. Tyrella also part of Lecale coastal pathway and Ulster way. Further details available from TIC (tourist information centres) in both Downpatrick and Newcastle. Seals locally with breeding co

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

Yes

Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned daily during the bathing season. Litter bins and dog bins are provided.

Dogs

Dogs are banned between 10am and 6pm during the bathing season.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Newcastle Tourist Information Centre. Central Promenade Newcastle. BT33 0AA. Phone 028 43722222. Email: newcastle@nitic.net. Downpatrick Tourist Information Centre. St. Patrick's Centre. Market Street. Downpatrick. BT30 6LZ. Phone 028 44612233. Email: ti

Location

Nearest town: Downpatrick
County: Down
Latitude/Longitude: 54.2443, -5.79941

Access

The beach is situated on the A2 Killough to Clough Road. 11km from Downpatrick and 8km from Newcastle.

Public Transport

None

Parking

Parking available - charges apply. with space for 200-500 cars depending on the tide.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Downpatrick