Crawfordsburn Country Park

Walking Route
We invite you to come and explore Crawfordsburn Country Park. This scenic and tranquil park is situated on the coast between Bangor and Holywood. The Park provides a relaxing natural retreat and offers to visitors two excellent beaches, spectacular scenery and views across Belfast Lough, tranquil walks through peaceful meadows and wooded glens and a stunning waterfall. The Park also boasts a large visitor centre and café, an Adidas-approved 5K running trail, a new natural play area and a geology garden. The Park is home to a wide range of wildlife including hedgehogs, rabbits, badgers, a large rookery and jays in the wooded glen, grey wagtails and dippers along the streams and seals, herons, shags, guillemots and, in winter, Brent geese can be seen when walking along the Park's coastal path. If you are in the Park on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon, don't miss visiting Grey Point Fort - an historic monument in state care completed in 1907 to defend Belfast from sea-borne attack, with its enormous guns, which can be seen from the coastal path. west of Helen's Bay beach.

We hope you have an enjoyable positive experience at Crawfordsburn Country Park. If so, you may wish to visit some of our other properties which include: Redburn Country Park, Holywood, and Scrabo Country Park, Newtownards.

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NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.



Opening times:

Park open all year round to pedestrian access

Car Park opening:
16 March to 31 May 2017 09:00 - 19:00
1 June to 17 September 2017 09:00 - 21:00
18 September to 30 September 9:00 am - 21:00 pm

Please note the park and visitor facilities will be closed on 25 December.

Visitor centre toilets open daily 10:00 - 16.00

Beach front and Fort Road car parks toilet blocks are open to park closing time.

Visitor Centre: 10:00 - 16:00 daily

Cafe: 9:00 - 16:00 daily

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Bangor Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

The Park is located off the B20 at Helen’s Bay. It is sign posted from the A2, main Belfast / Bangor Road at Ballyrobert.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Toilets
  • Picnic Area
  • Open Sundays
  • Open Evenings
  • Open Mondays
  • Parking Available
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

Bridge Road South
Helen's Bay
County Down
BT19 1JT

Tel: (028) 9185 3621
Alt: (03002) 007 856
Fax: (028) 9185 2580