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Crawfordsburn Country Park, Coastal Walk

This walk ambles through a hay meadow, which is full of wild flowers in the summer months. The route then leads along sandy beaches, including Crawfordsburn Beach and Helen's Bay.

Grey Point Fort is a restored coastal battery.

County

Down

Distance

1.9 (One Way) miles

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town

Crawfordsburn

Route Shape

Linear

Route Type

Beach, Coastal

Terrain

Gravel and tarmac paths.

Grid Reference (Start)

J467822

Grid Reference (End)

J467822

Point of Interest

Grey Point Coastal Battery; hay meadow and sandy beaches.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

Leave the Visitor's Centre at Crawfordsburn Country Park, follow the waymarked trail north through the hay meadow, and onto the coastal path. The walk then heads west, along the fine sandy beaches at Helen's Bay, past the wartime fort at Grey Point, and finishing at Sea Park.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility, please see Disabled Ramblers NI link below.

Getting to the Start (by Car)

Follow the A2 from Belfast to Bangor, Crawfordsburn Country Park is signposted from the Junction at Ballyrobert.

Dogs

Dogs are allowed. Dogs are to be on a lead on the coastal walk.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking
Mobility vehicle available

Facilities

Visitor Centre: permanent and seasonal exhibitions, free leaflets and nature books.
Toilets for disabled; picnic tables; self service restaurant: open 10am -4.30pm through the year. Scooters for free use are available for people with limited mobility capable of riding them. Booking is advised.

Publication

None

Publication Availability

n/a

Walk Location
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Ratings and Comments

★★★★☆
Vee Gee 10 November, 2013 @ 18:53

Got the train from Belfast to Helen's Bay. Missed signage at the station to the coastal walk. Walked downhill and found entrance to the path. Lovely walk. Delighted to find clean WCs at Pickie playpark. Missed the sign for the railway station, in Bangor, and was helped by a young Pickie Park worker. Would use WC facilities in Crawfordsburn if doing the walk again.

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