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The village named after Helen Sheridan, mother of the first Marquis of Dufferin and Ava

Helen's Bay is a small village situated on the coast four miles west of Bangor, the North Down Coastal Path.

Renowned for it's nine-hole golf course and the two lovely beaches flanking Crawfordsburn Country Park, which forms part of the North Down Coastal Path, the village can be accessed by rail and bus to Bangor and Belfast (stop Helen's Bay).

Also located in Helens Bay is Grey Point Fort, the old coastal defence at Grey Point. Throughout the holiday periods the Fort is open to the public and re-enactment days are held. Entrance is Free. Please telephone Crawfordsburn Country Park for opening times.

Please be aware that sections of the North Down Coastal Path follow private roads.  Please respect the Highway Code when walking, cycling or running along these sections where residential traffic will have right of way. Northern Ireland has very few public rights of way and therefore in many areas walkers can only enjoy countryside walks because of the goodwill and tolerance of local landowners.  In the interests of your own safety please be respectful when using the area for recreational purposes.

Download the Crawfordsburn and Helen's Bay Walking Trail

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