Killyleagh is a popular location for water sports and is a good starting point for a paddle around the islands at the south of Strangford Lough. Its down side is the lack of parking near to the waters edge. I have used a lay-by at the gates to Killyleagh Yacht Club and a small picnic site, if the lay-by is full you can park on the road.
Access to the water is via a stony beach. Access to the beach is down a slightly awkward rocky bank. Getting in to the water may be a bit awkward but this is soon forgotten once your out enjoying all the lough has to offer.
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