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Tyrella Beach

Beaches, Outdoor
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Location iconDownpatrick
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Attraction Information

Tyrella Beach and conservation area is a small, enclosed dune complex within scenic Dundrum Bay, perfect for a simple beach day with the family. It is a wide, flat and sandy beach some 2 kilometres long and backed by 25 hectares of mature dunes in a conservation area, so sadly no playing on those, please.

The beach offers a car free zone, off beach parking, safe bathing, dog free area, amenities, walks and tourist information. Lifeguards patrol the beach daily during July and August. It's very popular with families so don't be shy about taking all the beach gubbins with you from boomerangs to baseballs via kites and frisbees! It's also good stuff for sand castling, so don't forget your bucket and spade.

Tyrella Beach has been awarded the prestigious Seaside Award and Blue Flag award yearly since 1997 and the waters are recommended safe for bathing by the Marine Conservation Society. Since 2008 Tyrella Beach has also been awarded the Green Coast Award. These awards helps parents to identify Tyrella as a well managed beach where you can be assured of excellent standards of cleanliness and safety, making Tyrella the perfect location for family fun. To help with this cleanliness dogs are banned during the bathing season.

Facilities include wheelchair access and toilets on site. Special disabled parking on the beach can be arranged on request using the TIC number provided.


Image "The Star shines on Tyrella" copyright Paisley Scotland via Flickr / Image cropped vertically from original.

Opening hours

The beach is open every day of the year. facilities Open weekends from Easter and daily during July and August. Life guards are on duty daily in July and August, and at weekends from Easter to June, depending on the weather.


Car parking charges apply during Bathing Season. Car £4, Motorcycles £2, Minibus £10 - £15, Coach £30.

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Clanmaghery Road, Down,
County Down,
BT30 8SU,
Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 4482 8333


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