Strangford Lough

Important notice -

Please note that we've had to close the Salt Island Bothy for the rest of the season due to damages to the building, therefore we are currently not taking bookings for the Bothy. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A most beautiful landscape of international importance

Strangford Lough

Things to see and do

Go exploring

North Down and the Ards Peninsula

Strangford Lough

What's on 

Upcoming events

Greyabbey Bay Ramble

Sat 04 Mar 2017
A fascinating walk from Greyabbey across the sand flats to nearby Chapel Island with our Ranger. You will discover some of the area's remarkable archaeological features and an abundance of wildlife that make Strangford Lough so special.

Geology guided walk at Kearney

Sat 08 Apr 2017
Learn about the fascinating geology along the coastline at Kearney with NT volunteer geologist Ian Enlander. Event in partnership with Earth Science Ireland
Strangford Lough


Strangford Lough


Light bellied Brent Geese on the water at Strangford Lough

Strangford Lough winter wildlife 

Strangford Lough is a unique place to visit at any time of the year, and in winter there's always 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.