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Murlough National Nature Reserve

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Unspoilt beach

Accessible by 2 paths off the Newcastle/ Dundrum Road, along the beach from Newcastle, or along the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Isaac B
Ballynahinch, United Kingdom
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Stunning - even in the rain!

This is such a beautiful place, I don't really want to tell anyone! But one of the lovely things is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“sand dunes”(41 reviews)
“national trust”(30 reviews)
“beautiful beach”(14 reviews)
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The Mourne Mountains, Newcastle BT33 0NQ, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Accessible by 2 paths off the Newcastle/ Dundrum Road, along the beach from Newcastle, or along the beach from Dundrum. Stunning views of the mountains, miles of dunes & acres of beach. No real facilities on the beach - just unspoilt beauty.

Thank Isaac B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such a beautiful place, I don't really want to tell anyone! But one of the lovely things is that you can wander the dunes and feel alone if you want to, or go down onto the beach for company. There were even life...More

Thank lilyfarmer2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this boardwalk and beach walk with fabulous mountain & sea views on a clear day. A wonderful spot to walk among the grasses and wild flowers. The life guards were on site for anyone hardy enough to take the surf. This was a must...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parked in the National Trust car park for £5. Had lunch in the café which was good - light lunches, tray bakes and hot and cold drinks. We walked the board walk to the beach and then along the beach to Newcastle which can be...More

Thank Angela F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning place. There are two places to park. If u are a national trust member u can park in their car park ( if not a member u have to pay) or else you can park for nothing in the layby. The road...More

Thank bashamon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a lovely place for a good walk. Loved it. We took the boardwalk to the beach. We walked along the beach and then went back onto a path and walked back to the car park. We walked around 6k. It’s all well laid out....More

Thank NickieAiken
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Murlough nature reserve is a gorgeous part of the Mourne Mountains area. On the way from Belfast to Newcastle and just about the town of Newcastle on the left hand side. The sand dunes and marran grass is beautiful for a summers day walk. If...More

Thank Hubert A
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Views are great. I went early evening. The Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea are incredible. Remember to keep dogs on their lead and clear up any mess. Paths have been made for easy access.

Thank norirelib
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk through the dunes; dramatic views over the mountains; one of Ireland’s best spots! There’s a national trust car park but park on the hard shoulder at side of road to save a few quid and get max out of the dune walk. It’s...More

Thank IrishBlerzo
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We could have easily spent all day here! All the walks to the beach are quiet, peaceful and well kept. The beach itself is breathtaking, we could not stop taking photos of the scenery surrounding us. I would recommend having a race up the sand...More

Thank Nicole D
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Marie B
21 May 2018|
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Response from Gert V | Reviewed this property |
No they don't.
Brian O
28 April 2018|
Response from irenajm | Reviewed this property |
Think it is 3 months, then can submit another review, advise under posting guidelines for reviews
Wendy T
9 February 2015|
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Response from Shackleton_CVO | Reviewed this property |
Hi Wendy sorry got Margaret mixed up. They were pale bellied Brent Geese from what info I got. go to the national trust site select Murlough and drop them a line. they should have more info. drop me a note if you have any q's