Quality Walk

Crawfordsburn Country Park, Coastal Walk

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

OS Map

Sheet 15

Nearest Town


Route Shape


Route Type

Beach, Coastal


Gravel and tarmac paths.

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Grey Point Coastal Battery; hay meadow and sandy beaches.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

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.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

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


Dogs are allowed. Dogs are to be on a lead on the coastal walk.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets
Disabled parking
Mobility vehicle available


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.



Publication Availability


Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland
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