Millisle is a popular seaside resort with an extensive sandy beach and a man-made lagoon
Millisle is steeped in history and beauty. It was given the name due to the number of mills that operated in days gone by.
The village is recognised for its support during the Second World War. Many Jewish children were relocated to a farm near the village after escaping from Nazi Germany. Over 300 children were cared for during the farm’s 10 year tenure.
Ballycopeland Windmill is a late 18th century tower mill that is the only remaining working windmill in East Down. Although it fell into disrepair in the First World War it was gradually restored between 1950 and 1978 to full working order.
Millisle Lagoon and Beach Park boasts a beach that has received an award for its natural beauty and cleanliness. The golden sands and seawater lagoon provide a safe bathing area for all to enjoy.
Notable people from Millisle include, Amy Carmichael. Amy Carmichael was a Christian missionary who was born in the village in 1867. The Carmichael townhouse, in which she lived, was demolished in 2002. However, a commemorative plaque was erected in her memory by the town to mark the site.
For further information, see our Millisle walking guide, available here