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For walking the coast with a fantastic backdrop, the Murlough National Nature Reserve is hard to beat.
An extraordinarily beautiful 6000 year old dune landscape, fringing on one of Northern Ireland's most popular beaches and overlooked by the rounded peaks of the Mourne Mountains to the south.
It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.
A boardwalk, suitable for wheelchairs, leads from the National Trust car park through the dunes to the beach, a long arc of sand several miles long. An information centre and toilets are located in the car park and are open throughout the summer months, and nearby holiday cottages are available for rent throughout the year.
Murlough was declared Ireland's first nature reserve in 1967 and has been cared for by the National Trust ever since, providing a haven for wildlife and rare habitats. It is a great place for of seal watching. Between 50 and 130 common and grey seals regularly use the area for moulting, resting and feeding. Their numbers reach their peak from July to October.