Ballywalter Beach – It’s Summer Time

Updated On: September 15, 2023

Ballywalter Beach is a long sandy enjoyable beach for everyone. You can walk along the beach or go for a swim, the water is amazing. And if you’re worried about children taking a swim or enjoying their time there, there are rock pools for children to enjoy their time happily and safely. There is also a small playground nearby and public toilets too. However, there is no lifeguard service on Ballywalter Beach. The water quality is Good.

Ballywalter Beach is not only for summer. During winter, it is the best place for birdwatchers. It is used by over-wintering birds including Ring Plover, Manx Shearwater, Golden Plover, Turnstone, etc. which is a great opportunity for birdwatchers.

You can also have a splendid view of the Irish Sea coastline from the raised area at the Lime Kilns. A lime kiln is a kiln used for the calcination of limestone (calcium carbonate) to produce the form of lime called quicklime (calcium oxide), or simply a furnace for reducing limestone or shells to lime by burning.

This lime kiln is believed to date back to c. 1851 CE. The kiln is thought to have been built to supply mortar for the construction of the longwall around Ballywalter Park near to Ballywalter Beach. At the time, lime was imported, possibly from the Dundalk area, into the village on small sailing ships.

What adds to your fun time at Ballywalter Beach are the child-friendly areas and you can take your dogs with you. There is also car parking and disabled parking bays. Ballywalter Beach is accessible at all times all year round. This amazing beach is awarded the Seaside Award Rural for its facilities and water quality so be sure to check it out.

Facilities Include:

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Slipway
  • Picnic
  • Pub Nearby

Have you ever visited Ballywalter Beach and Park? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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