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Crawfordsburn Country Park

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Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay, County Down,
T: (028) 9185 3621
F: (028) 9185 2580
E: nieainfo@daera-ni.gov.uk

Crawfordsburn Country Park has excellent beaches, spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough

We invite you to come and explore Crawfordsburn Country Park. This scenic and tranquil park is situated on the coast between Bangor and Holywood. Visitors will definitely feel relaxed in this natural retreat as there are two excellent beaches with guaranteed spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough. They may also be able to experience breathtaking walks through peaceful meadows if they are lucky they may be able to catch a glimpse of the stunning waterfall.

Facilities include a large visitor centre and café, an Adidas-approved 5K running trail, a new natural play area and a geology garden. This park is also home to a wide range of wildlife which include hedgehogs, rabbits, badgers, a large rookery and jays in the wooded glen, grey wagtails and dippers along the streams and seals, herons, shags, guillemots and, in winter, Brent geese can be seen when walking along the Park's coastal path. If you are in the park on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, don't miss visiting Grey Point Fort - an historic monument in state care completed in 1907 to defend Belfast from sea-borne attack, with its enormous guns, which can be seen from the coastal path which is located west of Helen's Bay beach.

We hope you have an enjoyable positive experience at Crawfordsburn Country Park. If so, you may wish to visit some of our other properties which include: Redburn Country Park, Holywood, and Scrabo Country Park, Newtownards.

If you would like to provide us with your comments, feedback or ideas for improvement please contact us at: nieainfo@daera-ni.gov.uk