Approximately 30 mins from Belfast (which is about a 2 hour drive from Dublin). Take the A2 from Belfast to Bangor, (20kms).At Bangor, take the B20 and Maxwell Rd to Brompton Rd (2kms) then Turn left onto the Springhill Road for 700m. At the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Crawfordsburn Rd/B20, continue to the B20 for 500m, at the next roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Maxwell Rd for 500m to Downshire Rd on the left, and then immediately right onto Brompton Rd
Located on the Bangor Costal Path, this small north facing bay offers a convenient shore dive if you are in the area. Depths of up to 10m at high tide. Steps down to the water make entry and exit straightforward.
TIDE, SWELL & WIND FORECAST
Tide, swell and wind forecasts for nearby Newcastle are available here....
NEARBY DIVE SITES
St Johns Point in Donegal is approximately 3 hours away via the M1 and the A1 / A4 / A5. Alternatively, if you are heading back towards Dublin, Clogherhead in County Louth is approximately 90 mins away via the A1 / M1.
The nearest RNLI station is Bangor which can be contacted at 0044 28 9145 9376.
Water temperatures around the north-east coast average around 14c/52f from June to October, varying from lows of around 10f/50c in early June and late October, to highs of 17c/62f or 18c/64f in July and August. Temperatures average around 10c/50f from March to May, varying from lows of down to 8c/46f in early March to highs of up to 15c/59f in late May. Temperatures average around 10c/50f in wintertime, varying from up to 14c/57f in early November to lows of 7c/44f in January or February. These are surface temperatures, water temperature 10m down will typically be a couple of degrees lower.