Murlough National Nature Reserve | Day Out With The Kids

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Attraction Currently Closed

Murlough National Nature Reserve

  • Dundrum
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • National Parks, Zoos and Wildlife Parks, Beaches

Attraction Currently Closed

As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, all National Trust sites, including parks, garden and all car parks, will be closed to the public until further notice. We'll keep this updated with news of opening/closure changes, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

Murlough National Nature Reserve
Fringing one of Northern Ireland's most popular beaches equally delightful for visiting, this bay is overlooked by the scenic rounded peaks of the Mourne Mountains and offers a beautiful setting for your family adventure. And with BBQ areas and a grassy oath just for ball games, this can be as serene and exploratory or wild and adventurous as you choose to make it.
The fragile 6,000 year old sand dunes form the basis of Ireland's first Nature Reserve and are an excellent area for walking and wildlife.
There are a Children's nature trail quiz to follow and activity packs available so if the kids struggle with raw nature you can dilute it with some of that! Pick them up from the visitor reception, plus it's worth taking binoculars, sketch pads or cameras too to take full advantage of the views in whichever fashion suits them best.

Opening hours

Nature Reserve dawn til dusk Facilities usually 10am to 6pm



Travel & Contact Information


Keel Point, Dundrum, County Down, BT33 0NQ, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 4375 1467



Click here to visit Murlough National Nature Reserve's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Murlough National Nature Reserve has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, snacks are available.

Yes, Murlough National Nature Reserve is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Murlough National Nature Reserve has not told us if they are fully pushchair friendly.

Murlough National Nature Reserve has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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