Helens Bay Beach

Helens Bay Beach

Helen's Bay Beach is one of two excellent beaches found in Crawfordsburn Country Park. These beautiful sandy beaches are by far the best within the Belfast area and as such are exceptionally popular and well used. 

Helen's Bay Beach is gently shelving and has excellent water quality making it ideal for bathing. The country park provides an excellent back drop to the beach, with wooded headlands, meadows, quality walks and good facilities.

Facilities

Accessibility
A path suitable for wheelchair users leads from the car park to a path running adjacent to the beach. For users with limited mobility, the facilities at Crawfordsburn are also available- a Visitor Centre and Café with wheelchair access.
Accessible parking
There are disabled toilets and disabled parking a short distance from the beach.
Accessible toilets
There are disabled toilets and disabled parking a short distance from the beach.
Parking
At Helen's Bay Car Park, open in line with the opening times of Crawfordsburn Country Park.
Toilets
A toilet block in Helen's Bay Car Park is open in line with the opening times of Crawfordsburn Country Park.
Café
There is a cafe within the visitor centre in Crawfordsburn Country Park. The "Woodlands Cafe" is open from 10.00 am-4.00 pm every day. The café serves hot and cold snacks, lunches and speciality teas and coffees.

Opening Hours

Open all year round.

 

Charges

Access: 

No charge.

Parking: 

No charge.

Getting There

By Car

Crawfordsburn Country Park is sign posted of the A2 between Bangor and Belfast, at Ballyroberts.

By Public Transport

Helen's Bay Beach is on the Belfast/Bangor train line. Get off at Helen's Bay, walk down Church Road onto Helen's Bay Beach.

By Bicycle

The north down coastal path adjacent to Helen's Bay Beach.

By Foot

The north down coastal path adjacent to Helen's Bay Beach.

Walk Trails

Linear, 16 miles

North Down Coastal Path. Relatively flat scenic coastline.

Linear, 1.9 (One Way) miles

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Coastal Walk. Gentle coastal walk.

Canoeing Routes

Grey Point. On the East Coast Canoe Trail.

Other Activities

Horse Riding
By permit only. Permit available from meredith.thompson@doeni.gov.uk or by phoning 028 9185 3621.

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Contact

028 9185 3621

Location

Helen's Bay
Bangor

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