Lecale Coast AONB

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The Lecale Coast AONB was an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the Lecale peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland.

Geographic location[edit]

It is located between Strangford Lough and the Mourne Mountains and has a low, sometimes sandy, rocky or grassy shoreline. Its southern tip lies along an extensive sand dune system at Dundrum Bay. Stretching from Dundrum Bay to Strangford village, the coastline is a place of delightful coves, dramatic headlands and secluded sandy beaches.

AONB designation[edit]

It was originally designated an AONB in 1967, covering an area of 31.08 km².[1] It was merged with the Strangford Lough AONB in 2010 to form the new Strangford and Lecale AONB.[2]


Coordinates: 54°16′23″N 5°34′34″W / 54.273°N 5.576°W / 54.273; -5.576