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Cloughey is a little seaside village situated on the east coast of the Ards Peninsula in County Down. It features a huge Clean Coast Award winning SSE facing beach.

The venue has anything from butter flat to small / medium kickers. Excellent for all abilities.

Wind Directions

Excellent in an Easterly, butter flat at the eastern end, immediately downwind of a large stoney reef. Takes anything through to South really well.

Tide States

At high tide there's no beach. Only good from 1-and-a-half to 2 hours after high water.

Riding Types

Butter flat and kickers.

Local Information

No restrictions.


  • Three caravan sites catering for caravans and camping.
  • Car parking with toilets at the far end.


There is a stoney reef right in the middle of the beach. It only starts to show at mid-tide, and is located opposed the tennis club building.

Getting There & Parking

Free car park just off the road, with a big grass area to pump up and change. Toilets are at the far end of the car park.

It's located on the South East edge of the Ards Peninsula, about 30 mins drive south of Newtownards, 45 mins from Belfast.

A Google maps search for Cloughey Golf Club gets you there. You can't see the beach from the road, just the green and car park.

Weather Forecast & Live Readings

I’m hoping at some point to get a decent feed into the site for weather, but until then here’s a link to 7 day wind forecast for Cloughey.

And if you’re wondering if it’s on right now, I think this is the best resource: Latest hour by hour wind readings, Portavogie.