The Commons

The Commons is a public park located on the Shore Road between Donaghadee and Millisle. Its facilities include two Astroturf tennis courts and a grass bowling green. These are accompanied by a clubhouse that overlooks the Irish Sea.

The public park has scenic walkways and is suitable for a morning jog or a long stroll. The beach at the commons is a mix of sand and shale, perfect for a walk. 

The Commons is glorious in the summer and equally spectacular when the winter waves thrash against the rocky coast. 

The Commons is also an Aire de Service location for motor homes touring the East Coast.



Opening Hours

Open all year



No charge


No charge

Getting There

Take the Millisle Road heading south from Donaghadee. The entrance to The Commons car park is signposted on your left opposite a row of coastal houses.

Walk Trails

Circular, 1.5 miles

Donaghadee Town Trail. Discover more about the buildings and monuments of the town.

Canoeing Routes

Donaghadee. On the East Coast Canoe Trail.


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