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Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea

Murlough Beach at Newcastle, County Down faces south towards Slieve Donard and Slieve Commedagh in the Mourne Mountains. The beach is one of the most popular destinations in Northern Ireland. To the south allows a great vista of "where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea", fabled words of songwriter Percy French. Slieve Donard at 850m dominates the landscape and is Northern Ireland's highest mountain. Both Slieve Donard and Slieve Commedagh have been owned and managed by the National Trust since 1990.
Visitor Information
Murlough Beach is a 5 mile stretch of golden sand, hugely popular for swimming, sunbathing and other forms of recreation. For car parking turn off Main Street, Newcastle to the left onto Railway Street. Car Park located off roundabout in Downs Road. For more information contact Newcastle Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 028 4372 2222

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