Belfast Lough - rovingI - cc

Belfast Lough

Belfast Lough - rovingI - cc

Informations about Belfast Lough

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Antrim (Northern Ireland)
Location :
Address : Near Carrickfergus

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Belfast Lough is a cove that stands at the mouth of the River Lagan in Northern Ireland, near Belfast. It is a maritime gateway to the Irish Sea. This is where Northern Irish people gather at weekends to enjoy many water sports! Yachting, water skiing, sand yachting, blokart… The place is a great playground for family fun!

Visit Belfast Lough

A maritime cove leading to the Irish Sea

Belfast Lough has the advantage of being located on the edge of the cities of Belfast, Holywood, Bangor and Carrickfergus. Still wild and unspoilt, it now has many mudflats and lagoons, as well as some white sandy bays and rocky shores.

Belfast Lough is generally very popular for sailing. Belfast Lough offers more than 80km² of open water before opening out into the Irish Sea. This makes the area ideal for boaters! There are no less than 3 marinas: the first in Bangor, the second in Carrickfergus and a third in Titanic Quarter, the emblematic place where the RMS Titanic, the famous liner that sank in 1912 after a collision with an iceberg, was built (note that Belfast Lough was the place where the Titanic was tested before setting sail).

Among the places not to be missed in Belfast Lough, don’t miss the Belfast Lough Nature Reserve, a nature reserve rich in mudflats. The area is home to large colonies of seabirds that come here to feed. There’s also plenty of wading birds, puffins and black-tailed barges that will be seen circling over the reserve! A nice place to stroll around and recharge your batteries in the heart of a still wild nature!

Practical informations

Adresse Address: Near Carrickfergus
Location: (County Antrim)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 54.691148,-5.784914

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