Strangford Lough

Go exploring

North Down and the Ards Peninsula

Strangford Lough

What's on 

Upcoming events

Rock Pool Picnic

Fri 26 Jul 2019
13:00-15:00
Young wildlife enthusiasts will love this day out at the magical Kearney Village on the Outer Ards Peninsula.

Salt Island Camping

Thu 15 Aug 2019
10:30-14:00
This two day family event is open to anyone who is ready for adventure, bushcraft and campfires on a remote island off Killyleagh

Ards Beach Clean

Sat 07 Sep 2019
13:00-14:30
Lend us a hand and help clean marine litter. This will be a good opportunity to learn about local wildlife with the ranger.
Strangford Lough

History

Strangford Lough

Wildlife

Sandwich Tern eggs in a nest at Strangford Lough, County Down

Strangford Lough spring wildlife 

Strangford Lough is a unique place to visit at any time of the year, and in spring there's a wide variety of wildlife to be found by the shore or in the wider countryside.

Strangford Lough

Get involved

A group of volunteers working outdoors

Volunteer at Strangford Lough 

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers helping us in tasks to help conserve Strangford Lough. Take a look at what they get up to and how you can get involved and join the volunteer team.

Strangford Lough

Places to stay

A couple camping in a tent

The best spots on the lough 

Whether you want a dog-friendly cottage, a camping adventure with the kids or a glamping experience you'll find somewhere on Strangford Lough to suit your needs.