Crawfordsburn Country Park, Coastal Walk

Walking Route

This walk ambles through a hay meadow, which is full of wild flowers in the summer months. The route then leads along sandy beaches, including Crawfordsburn Beach and Helen's Bay.

Grey Point Fort is a restored coastal battery.


1.9 (One Way) miles

Start Point:


Finish Point:


Point of interest:

Grey Point Coastal Battery; hay meadow and sandy beaches.

Nearest town:


OS map:

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Gravel and tarmac paths.


Leave the Visitor's Centre at Crawfordsburn Country Park, follow the waymarked trail north through the hay meadow, and onto the coastal path. The walk then heads west, along the fine sandy beaches at Helen's Bay, past the wartime fort at Grey Point, and finishing at Sea Park.

This walk is also suitable for people with limited mobility, please see Disabled Ramblers NI link below.


Visitor Centre: permanent and seasonal exhibitions, free leaflets and nature books.
Toilets for disabled; picnic tables; self service restaurant: open 10am -4.30pm through the year. Scooters for free use are available for people with limited mobility capable of riding them. Booking is advised.

Accessible toilet facilities:


Accessible terrain:

Call the visitor centre for more detail on 028 9185 3621



Publication availability:


Getting to the start by car:

Follow the A2 from Belfast to Bangor, Crawfordsburn Country Park is signposted from the Junction at Ballyrobert.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bangor Visitor Information Centre
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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