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Tyrella Beach

Clanmaghery Road, Clough, County Down, BT30 8SU
Tyrella Beach

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Award winning Tyrella beach and dune conservation area is a small, enclosed complex within Dundrum Bay, Downpatrick, County Down. It is a wide, flat, sandy beach two kilometres long and backed by 25 hectares of mature dunes in a conservation area offering scenic walks and an insight into the habitat of local flora and fauna.

Tyrella Beach has been awarded the prestigious Seaside Award annually since 1997 and has also maintained the Blue Flag award since 2011 due to the management and cleanliness of the beach. It has also retained it’s Green Coast Award since 2008.

Can you Picnic on Tyrella Beach?

An ideal destination for locals and visitors alike, the clean waters invite water sport enthusiasts and the beach provides a safe haven for families and groups who wish to picnic in a clean environment.

What activities can you do on Tyrella Beach?

The beach boasts a car free zone, off-beach parking facilities and a lifeguard on duty for safe bathing in the summer months and holidays.  Visitors can enjoy beautiful walks along the shore, canoeing and horseriding.  The beach is a popular area for water sports enthusiasts.

Newcastle Visitor Information Centre nearby, offers advice to visitors on the immediate and surrounding area.

Where can I stay close to Tyrella Beach?

Close to Tyrella beachfront accommodation can be found, ranging from caravans, bed and breakfasts and self catering accommodation. For assistance with short breaks or holidays to the area, please visit our accommodation section.

What facilities can I find on Tyrella Beach?

Facilities including a beach centre with visitor information, toilets on site, wheelchair access and life guards on duty during the summer season. Special disabled parking on the beach can be arranged on request.

Are Dogs allowed on Tyrella Beach?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach during the summer months between 10.00am and 6.00pm.  Tyrella Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

Are horses allowed on Tyrella Beach?

Horses allowed on beach after 6pm during bathing season (15 June - 15 Sept)

Is there a charge to visit Tyrella Beach?

Tyrella Beach is a car free zone.  There is off-beach parking including accessible parking.  There is a parking charge during the summer season.  

Car £4.00, Motorcycle £2.00, Minibus £10.00-£15.00, Coach £30.00

What are the Opening Hours of Tyrella Beach? 

10am - 6pm

Easter to September Weekends Only 

July and August Daily 

The Beach is owned and managed by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council. The nearest Visitor Information Centre is Newcastle Visitor Information Centre





  • Toilets for disabled visitors - 10:00 - 18:00 Easter to September Weekends Only Daily during July and August

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities - Baby changing facilities open 10:00 - 18:00 Easter to September Weekends Only Daily during July and August
  • Facilities for children

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Family Fun
  • Lifeguard - Life rings and throw bags located along the beach and available outside of the main season.
  • Toilets
  • Visitor information

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Parking available on Beach

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply) - Parking Charges apply Easter to September Weekends Only 10:00 - 18:00 Daily during July and August 10:00 - 18:00

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car£4.00 per ticket
Coach£30.00 per ticket
Minibus£15.00 per ticket
Motorcycle£2.00 per ticket

Car Park charge during Summer & Bathing Season

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Opening Times

* The beach is open every day of the year.

Facilities Open
10:00 - 18:00
Easter to September weekends only
July and August daily

Facilities include the beach centre, toilets and life guards on duty.

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Road Directions

Directions from Town: Follow the signs for Newcastle A24 passing through Carryduff, Ballynahinch, Seaforde into the village of Clough. At the end of the village turn left onto Blackstaff Road A2 signposted for Tyrella beach. Entrance to Tyrella Beach is approx 8km from Clough

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