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Carrick-a-Rede, Causeway Coast Route in Northern Ireland

Camping on Northern Ireland's coast

Beach campsites in Northern Ireland

Characterised by craggy peninsulas, sparkling loughs and stunning beaches, Northern Ireland is an astounding setting in which to enjoy a coastal camping holiday. Come and experience a captivating adventure and bask in the beauty that is the Northern Irish coastline.

Best beaches in Northern Ireland

Some of the most popular beaches in Northern Ireland include Tyrella Beach, Strangford Lough, Crawfordburn Beach and Helen's Bay.

The tremendous Tyrella Beach is just a 22-minute drive from our Delamont Club Site. Its wide, flat sandy beach, which stretches for 2km, is a stunning sight to behold. Backed by dramatic dunes and set in a conservation area, the beach expands far into the distance and provides an outstanding view of the majestic Mourne Mountains on the horizon. A popular jaunt for locals and visitors alike, the sparkling sea waters attract water sports enthusiasts from far and wide, while the beach is a favourite among families and groups for enjoying picnics and play in a picturesque setting.

On the doorstep of our Delamont Country Park Club Site is the striking Strangford Lough. It’s the largest sea lake in the British Isles and staying with us puts you just a few minutes’ walk away from the water’s edge. A designated Marine Nature Reserve and named as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, gazing out across the spectacular Strangford Lough is truly something special. With a heap of activities to enjoy, there’s plenty that will appeal to your sense of adventure. How about having a crack at canoeing? Fun for all the family, glide through the crisp, calm waves of the lough and catch an up-close glimpse of the seals, birds and porpoises that populate these waters as you revel in a relaxing paddle.

Along the shores of the Strangford Lough, experience the 1.5 mile Nugent’s Wood walk, which takes you through mixed woodland terrain to reveal a variety of wildflowers and stunning wildlife. Connect with nature for an hour as you meander through this wooded wonderland. You can bring four-legged friends along for the adventure too.

For a change of pace, and scenery, a series of unique little towns and villages surround the lough. Steeped in history, discover the narrow streets and quirky features of these peaceful pockets of civilization. The town of Comber comes highly recommended. Birthplace of Thomas Andrews, builder of the Titanic, the town has an illustrious past becoming an industrial centre, home to plenty of mills in the 1700s.

The village of Strangford sits at the foot of an imposing castle, which overlooks a pleasant harbour. Stunning architecture and colourful cottages surround the bay that sits at the mouth of the lough. Packed with places of interest, Strangford Lough is an exquisite extravaganza of sights, sounds and unforgettable scenery that will set off all your senses and paints a true picture of Northern Ireland’s heritage. From Strangford village you can hop aboard a ferry to the other side of the lough, where you will arrive at Portaferry. Featuring a small marina and an aquarium, the town of Portaferry sits at the southern end of the Ards Peninsula, where there are coastal walks aplenty.

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