Ballyhalbert is a small village located on the east coast of Northern Ireland, within the Ards Peninsula, County Down. It looks out over the Irish Sea and the North Channel and on a clear day, Scotland and the Isle of Man are visible.
Ballyhalbert Harbour is situated at Burr Point, the most easterly point of Ireland and about 1km from the village. The harbour mainly dries at low tide and is now used only for leisure purposes and by the occasional small fishing vessel. The harbour has a car park with toilets and slipway, it is an ideal put in for canoeists, this has become a popular spot for water skiers. The village has a sandy beach at the centre of a long bay. From here you can paddle north towards Ballywalter or south towards Portavogie. Just to the west of the harbour at Burr Point is Burial Island, now a nesting site for terns but formerly a place of Danish Burial.
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