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Lazy stroll

Great stretch of beach, clean with parking, dog on lead Sea views with multi painted houses as a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Mike Q
Dublin, Ireland

Nice walk along promenade with views across the bay Unfortunately beach dirty with seaweed. Uncared... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Bangor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great stretch of beach, clean with parking, dog on lead Sea views with multi painted houses as a backdrop

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mike Q
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Maybe tainted slightly but what a wonderful place for childen to grow up in and swim and sail and canoe and paddle board and kite surf and......I have been here on and off for 50years, played with seals,got scrapes and cuts,half downed and met with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Nice walk along promenade with views across the bay Unfortunately beach dirty with seaweed. Uncared for. Dogs off the lead.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank beth301143
Reviewed 15 August 2018

What a beautiful beach!! Spotless and breath taking views across the bay!! Lovely evening walk along the beach and even saw a Heron looking for fish in the shallows

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sambrownx
Reviewed 8 July 2018

This is a great beach for swimming or just relaxing and watching the activities on Belfast Lough. Parking can be tricky but if you can get one on the top road into the village then the views are amazing. The local coffee shop is also...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AndrewUK2013
Reviewed 3 July 2018

could be cleaner,a lot of dog mess,bottles,papers/carrier bags lying about.its lovely if you didn't have dogs running round your feet.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 56annie2015
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Ballyholme beach is a long sloping sandy beach and great for bathing and picnics. Parking is a bit restricted so get along early on a good day

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Hubert A
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a lovely place and if our weather was a bit warmer it would be outstanding! The coastline from Bangor up to Donaghadee is worth driving along and hug the sea for as much as possible.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank markusTyrone
Reviewed 2 April 2018

two many people walking dogs,and letting them run on there own on the beach/and dogs doing there business and owners walking off and leaving it.you have no peace used to be a nice place for a walk but not any more.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 56annie2015
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

This place was dog poop paradise,you literally had to watch your feet.Don't know what type of people walk their dogs here.Will not under any circumstances be back.Bangor sea front has the odd irresponsible dog walker but not on the scale .

Date of experience: September 2017
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Märia M
7 July 2018|
Response from maxhodge v |
Yes beside the beach there is a area of grass and a small park too