HOLYWOOD TO BANGOR GREENWAY


“North Down Coastal Path”

A 16km traffic-free route along the southern edge of Belfast Lough winding through Holywood, Cultra, Helen’s Bay and Crawfordsburn into Bangor.

ROUTE DETAILS


Length 16 kilometres
Estimate £2.4 million (upgrade)
Timescale 2026 to 2040
Type Existing coastal path
Border area No
Councils Ards and North Down Borough Council

Article: Holywood to Bangor Coastal Path (April 2013)

“The North Down Coastal Path remains a gem in Northern Ireland’s tourist and leisure offering. The section from Holywood to Bangor stretches 10 miles along rocky shores, fine sandy beaches, quiet coves, country parkland, busy promenades and moments of perfect isolation.

As a kid growing up in Troubles Belfast, there was always a little bit of magic about day trips to North Down. Whether it was the chocolate box train stations, the many fun activities, or just the sharp change of scenery just minutes out of the city, it was an easy place to fall in love with. Finding out that there was a ‘secret path’ that went for miles around the coast added to the mystique.”

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EXPLORE THE ROUTE


GREENWAY PROJECTS WHICH INTERSECT


BANGOR TO DONAGHADEE GREENWAY

An upgrade and extension of a coastal path to link Bangor with Groomsport and Donaghadee past Orlock Point.

BELFAST TO HOLYWOOD GREENWAY

A missing link in an otherwise excellent chain of traffic-free routes between Belfast and Bangor, a 4km urban greenway in Sydenham.

NEWTOWNARDS TO NORTH DOWN COASTAL PATH GREENWAY

A proposal to link Newtownards with the North Down Coastal Path

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Successful greenway projects are driven by the passion of local people. If you have an update to share, a story to tell about the history of the route or future of the Holywood to Bangor Greenway / North Down Coastal Path, or if you want to submit a picture or video to this page, please get in contact.