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Helen’s Bay ranked in the Top 10 beaches in Northern Ireland by Ireland Before You Die

collage of Helens Bay beach images, looking from the beach out to water

Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021

Copyright -Top 10 best beaches in Northern Ireland, ranked, Ireland Before You Die, by Siân McQuillan : Full article can be found at Ireland Before You Die website

While Northern Ireland may not be your first choice when thinking of where to go on a sunny beach holiday, this small country does boast a number of beautiful strands. So, here are the top ten best beaches in Northern Ireland, ranked.

Northern Ireland is not a country renowned for its sunny climes and scorching temperatures. However, that doesn’t mean its beaches are any less beautiful than those of the rest of Europe.

From beautiful golden strands that stretch as far as the eye can see to stony beaches with majestic mountains as their backdrop, Northern Ireland has its fair share of amazing beaches.

So, whether you fancy a dip in the water, a chilly winter walk by the sea, or a day of sunbathing and sandcastle building, here are the top ten best beaches in Northern Ireland, ranked.

At number 5 -  Helen’s Bay, Bangor – a popular spot close to the city

Helens Bay Bangor is one of the best beaches in Northern Ireland.

Helen’s Bay is located just a 20-minute drive from Belfast, so is the perfect spot if you’re craving some sea air while in the city.

Backed by Crawfordsburn Country Park, this stunning beach has fantastic facilities and proves an extremely popular spot when the sun comes out.

We have many other beautiful beaches in Ards and North Down, find out more in our Things to Do section, Beaches and Maritime.