Cranfield West Beach, County Down

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The Cranfield West Beach, located in Newry in Northern Ireland and is a part of the County of Down. This sandy beach is a winner of prestigious Blue Flag Award and is located at the entrance to Cralingford Lough. The entire area of this beach is designated as an area of Special Scientific Interest.

Cranfield West Beach is at a distance of approximately 4 miles to its nearest neighbor, the town of Kilkeel. A combination of shingle and sand welcomes the underfoot of the people visiting this beach. Taking a leisure walk along the beach side provides fascinating views of the Mourne Mountains. Set in an idyllic location, one can also enjoy other mesmerizing views as well.

Facilities: Parking, Children’s play area, toilets, showers and jet-skis.

Lifeguard supervision: 11am-6pm (July-August), Weekends (September)

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Originally from Scotland, Colin now resides near the beautiful seaside town of Portstewart on the Causeway Coastal Route. By day he works in IT and by day off he spends much of his time travelling around the Island with his young family, writing about his experiences for many sites both locally and nationally.