On a grey day in June we had the all too familiar experience of swimming alone in Ballywalter. The sea was choppy but the water was very refreshing. Just what we needed to clear out the cobwebs.
Ballywalter is a nice stretch of beach, situated on the coastal A2 route which runs up to Bangor. There was a gradual wade in and when the tide is low there is plenty of beach for families to play.
A childrens playground is located behind the beach along with a green area suitable for picnics. There are also toilets.
The smallish car park has steps down to a stone path which leads to the beach. If you walk back toward the beach on the main footpath there is access to a stony path which will provide wheelchair access.
Directions: From Portaferry take the A2 signposted for Donaghadee. Just as you come into Ballywalter watch for the beach car park on your right.