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Address: Groomsport Road, Bangor, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 44-28-9127-0069

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Could be really nice

Ballyholme beach and coast could be really nice if owners picked up their dog’s poo but they do not and that makes the visit unpleasant and unsafe for children. The water may be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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Bangor, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ballyholme beach and coast could be really nice if owners picked up their dog’s poo but they do not and that makes the visit unpleasant and unsafe for children. The water may be getting clean reports for pollution but I have seen the waves lapping over dog poo so it really isn’t a place for children to play. Recently things... More 

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Craigavon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

good fun nice friendly people lovely chippy..plenty of sunshine and happy memories to share with my children,

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited the beach on my way of Mourne road coastline. It's lovely to see. Giant beach. Was a really nice day and close to the twilight time. So was stunning see the colors in the ski and the sun reflecting on the sea. Who doesn't like this?

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
83 attraction reviews
434 helpful votes 434 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I promise the excellent reviewer T-bird that I was not here with any dogs at all. I was not walking on the beach, I was up on the pavement. I walked down from the train station, it was a lovely day. Everything was so clear on the other side. I could see all the way to Carrickfergus and Whitehead, where... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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251 reviews 251 reviews
118 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband & I take walks along this beach all the time. The promenade starts passed Ballyholme Yacht Club (where you will find toilet facilities & a little playground) & gradually runs out once you pass the main row of houses on the esplanade leaving you with just the sand to walk along for a distance. I'll be honest –... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The beach is well maintained all year, great dog users have to keep pets on lead during the busy months. Water is very cold all year but in NI we are thick skinned and well use to it. There are toilets available but a bottle bank is set too close to them for bare feet. Just a pity there is... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This beach is 10 minutes walk from my mums and I consider it my home beach! My children love playing there on the sand at the end farthest away from Bangor. It forms part of the north down coastal path and you can either walk into Bangor or in the opposite direction round a beautiful path to the village of... More 

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County Down
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96 reviews 96 reviews
19 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Could be beautiful if cleaned up. There's a lot of seaweed , stones and litter, particularly at the stretch leading to the yatch club. Still worth a visit though and a good place for a walk. Wouldn't be too sure that the water quality is good enough to swim in although some people do. As for the dog restrictions-it is... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

You can have a really amazing day here if you get the good weather (and if the arrogant young teenagers stay out of your way). I'm sure families love it for playing in the sand with their kids. It's lovely just to sit in the car in the night and look out to sea, too. However, the smell in the... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A friend lives overlooking this beach so it's a stone's throw to get there. A brisk walk to blow away the cobwebs. Walking alone, with family or friends or simply taking the dog for a walk, it's a great beach to get some fresh air into your lungs. Family friendly. Watch the boats go by or the waives crashing down,... More 

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