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Killard National Nature Reserve

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Undisturbed idyll.

A bit of a hike to white-sands on Ben Derg beach at the far side, but well worth it. Access only by... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Reillyplus2
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Hidden gem!

Visited Ballyhornan beach for the first time two years ago and make a point to visit it every year... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
jessmurphy99
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22 Jan 2018
“Undisturbed idyll.”
19 Aug 2017
“Hidden gem!”
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Located at the mouth of Strangford Lough on the Lecale side is a former NATO Radar Station lost in the wilderness. The walk includes the secluded Killard bay with its cliff faces with nesting birds. Views from here extend to the Isle of Man which is...more
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Mill Quarter Bay, Shore Road | Kilclief, Strangford, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

A bit of a hike to white-sands on Ben Derg beach at the far side, but well worth it. Access only by walking so really quiet in summer. Bring a picnic and you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Visited Ballyhornan beach for the first time two years ago and make a point to visit it every year since- it's just absolutely stunning! You can park for free in the tiny car park and then spend as long as you like on the beach-...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We drove through this area and stopped along the coast at the beach near Killard. This place is a gem of natural beauty and off the beaten track. Not many people seem to know about this area. Beaches are often deserted.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Benderg Beach - on Ballyhornan side of the reserve (can be seen from Ballyhornan Beach car park) is a lovely safe sheltered beach for a swim and I have walked it in Jan with a t-shirt on !!!

Thank killard
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent walk in a wonderful location with great views and good variety of flora and bidlife. I can thoroughly recommend this place.

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Reviewed 12 June 2015

Lovely area short walk with lot of bird life seals and rockpools. Very springwatch. We whiled away a couple of hours in the sunshine, which we are told is very rare here!

Thank Alison R
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