Bay was declared Ireland's first nature reserve almost 40 years ago and to many
it remains the finest place in Ireland to see some wonderful species of wildlife.
on the County Down coastline and in the shadow of the spectacular Mourne Mountains,
this fragile dune system is made up of sand, heath and woodland surrounded by
estuary and sea.
Check out wildlife on sea and land along the UK's coast. Watch
sensational Basking Sharks and get up close to flora and fauna.
- We're in for a treat at the coast as we explore brilliant
wildlife watching experiences during the summer.
- Visitor Guide
Down Office, Murlough National Nature Reserve, Dundrum, County Down.
attraction:||Plants, moths and butterflies.|
kit:||Sensible footwear, binoculars. Refreshments
for long walks.|
plants and lichens. During summer it's probably the top spot in Northern Ireland
for flowering plants.
Moths and butterflies - around 20 species of
butterflies. Summer moth events.
Access: Visitor centre and boardwalks/pathways all accessible for wheelchairs.|
area, visitor/information centre with public toilets open throughout the summer
By car: Situated 45 minutes from Belfast, follow signs on the A24, one mile
south of Dundrum.
Bus: Ulsterbus no. 20 between Belfast and Newcastle.
Alight at Lazy BJ caravan park after Dundrum.
Car parking: National
Trust car park available for visitors.
Access available year round. Facilities
March 17 - May 28: 10am - 6pm weekends and Public Holidays (incl. April 6th-15th).
1st-September 16th: 10am-6pm daily.
but car parking charges - £2.70 per car, £5 per minibus and £10
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