Look out for wildlife and enjoy the views over Belfast Lough and Bangor Marina
The Eisenhower Pier is located to the north of Bangor Marina at Bangor Lifeboat Station. The mosaics on the pier depict the Borough’s crucial role in WWII, including General Dwight D. Eisenhower’s historic send-off to the hundreds of Allied ships gathered in Bangor Bay before the D-Day liberation of Europe.
The pier (formerly known as the North Pier) was re-named in 2005 by Mary-Jean Eisenhower, the grand-daughter of former U.S. President D W Eisenhower to commemorate his relationship with the town. Fishing and boat trips run from the pier throughout the summer months and anglers try their luck spinning for mackerel from the pierside.
Look out for the rare colony of black guillemots nesting in the harbour wall. These are known affectionately as "Bangor Penguins". The pier is also a focal point for summer events.
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