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Quarterland Bay Campsite

9.1

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General

  • Well-maintained tent site with spectacular views over Strangford Lough
  • Downpatrick 20 minutes' drive; Belfast city centre 35 minutes
  • Direct access to Strangford Lough Cycle Trail; modern kitchen space

Quarterland Bay Campsite is a welcoming site in County Down, right on the splendid shores of Strangford Lough. Spectacular waterside views can be seen all over at this well-maintained tents-only spot, with direct access to the Strangford Lough Cycle Trail as an added bonus for cyclists.

This area has much to offer swimmers too, who can head to Ballymorran Bay (10 minutes' walk) for open-air exercise in stunning surrounds. (Got a wetsuit? Pack it, as these waters tend to be on the chillier side). Kayakers, canoeists and folks with paddleboards will also find ample opportunities to spend time on the water in the surrounding area; the sheltered waters of Quarterland Bay (a few minutes' walk) makes this a great spot to launch your craft.

The pitches at this simple site are well-maintained and spacious, with access to modern facilities including toilets, hot showers and a nifty shared kitchen space for camp cooking. Barbecues and campfires are also welcome if you're up for cooking and eating out of doors.

Quarterland Bay Campsite is about two and a half miles from the villages of Killinchy and Balloo (where there is a pub). Killyleagh Castle's pretty towers are a 10-minute drive away, while the larger town of Downpatrick is 20 minutes away by road.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

85% would recommend this park to a friend.

85% would stay here again.

  67% described as Peaceful ?

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This campsite is fairly new and I think it will improve .08/05/2021

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  • Liked: 

    Nice Area , quiet and host was friendly and very helpful . Any problems were quickly dealt with .

    Disliked: 

    Just 1 toilet ( portaloo out of order ) . Toilet was in the same room as the shower , so if someone showering loo could not be used

From the manager...

Hi! We thank you for the lovely words regarding our service! We are always trying our best to make everyone enjoy their stay and offer any sort of help day or night!

We apologise that the second toilet was out of use during the last week of our camping season. We had brought it in to prevent any queues forming to the shower/toilet area but due to issues we couldn't prepare for or fix ourselves the toilet had to be taken out of use for the last days! However, plans are in place to have more toilets/showers nect year!

We would love to have you back to our campsite next year :)

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Lovely owner, very friendly08/05/2021

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    1st time camping and we really enjoyed our stay

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Clean welcoming site that has great potential.08/03/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Great welcome good location, electric supply handy.

    Disliked: 

    Site is under development. Only one drinking water tap in the kitchen. Only one toilet and shower. Site is mainly sloping.

From the manager...

Hi, thank you for your feedback. Glad to hear you'd visit our campsite again, we for sure would love to have you back next year!

Sorry to hear you felt like the site was under development. We appreciate all feedback and hope to make improvements for the future camping season!

We are aware of the toilet situation and apologise if it was an inconvenience for yourselves, however, rest assured that we have made plans to extend the toilet and showering facilities for next year.

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Staff are really friendly, the space is open and spacious.08/08/2021

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  • Liked: 

    Large space and electric ports

    Disliked: 

    Only one shower and toilet, however was a portaloo and was always clean.

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Fantastic spot clean facilities. Electric at ever point.08/05/2021

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    Fantastic spot clean facilities. Electric at ever point.

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Friendly staff but could do with investing money into facilities08/03/2021

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  • Liked: 

    Friendly host, and with in travel distance of lots of different amenities and water parks for children

    Disliked: 

    Rough ground very hard to pitch a tent and set up camping furniture. Insufficient bathroom facilities only one toilet

From the manager...

Thank you for your feedback! Glad to hear you found the location good, there are indeed many things to do in the area!

We apologise that the second toilet had to be taken out of use during the last week we were open and if it was an inconvenience for yourselves, however, rest assured that we have made plans to extend the toilet and showering facilities for next year.

We do hope to welcome you next year!

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Quiet peaceful location. Very helpful host who gave us good …08/02/2021

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    Quiet peaceful location.
    Very helpful host who gave us good information about the surrounding area and provided an electrical adaptor when we realised that our traditional camping electrical hook-up cable was incompatible with the sockets at the campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Inadequate toilet / shower provision for the number of campers - there was only one room containing a toilet and a shower in the same room, so if someone was using the shower, no toilet was available. The long walk from the upper field to the toilet (through wet grass if there had been rain) was not great either.

From the manager...

We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you found the place quiet and peaceful!

We are aware of the issue regarding the shower and toilet facilities and want to reassure that plans are in the place to expand these facilities for next year. We rented a portable loo and placed it on the field where campers were staying to make it possible to have toilet closer to the pitches. This portable loo had to be taken out of use after the 3rd week we were open due to delay in maintenance from the provider. We apologise the effect this had on your camping experience!

Sorry to hear you found the walk to the toilet long from the top field. While some people prefer to stay in the top field, we understand that every camper has their own preferences.

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Friendly and informative staff, clean good site07/31/2021

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    The space between other campers

    Disliked: 

    None

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We stayed for 5 nights. Very calm and quiet, lots …07/31/2021

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    We stayed for 5 nights. Very calm and quiet, lots of space. Clean. Great hostess. Children friendly. Beautiful lake - walking distance, great for swimming. We did day trips to Belfast and to the Giants Causeway. We really enjoyed our stay in Quarterland Bay campsite.

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A small quiet site perfect for couples and families07/27/2021

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    Amazing stay, really enjoyed the quiet setting. A bonus was that it had a family vibe to the site and it was quiet at night so you could get a good night's sleep too.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pop-up campsite

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • 51 Quarterland Road, Killinchy, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, BT23 6TX
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.4509°N 5.6544°W

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Local attractions

Local attractions and activities include:

- Sketrick Castle: 10 minutes' drive

- Killyleagh: 10 minutes

- Delamont Country Park: 10 minutes

- WWT Castle Espie (for birdwatching): 15 minutes

- Nendrum Monastic Site: 20 minutes

- Downpatrick: 20 minutes

- Castle Ward: 25 minutes

- Titanic Belfast: 35 minutes

Must see

  • Castle Ward (9.9 kilometers)
  • Grand Opera House (23.8 kilometers)
  • Belfast City Hall (24.1 kilometers)

National Trust

  • Castle Ward (9.9 kilometers)
  • Rowallane Garden (11.4 kilometers)

Cycle routes

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Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Quarterland Bay Campsite have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Quarterland Bay Campsite dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Quarterland Bay Campsite? Local attractions and activities include: - Sketrick Castle: 10 minutes' drive - Killyleagh: 10 minutes - Delamont Country Park: 10 minutes - WWT Castle Espie (for birdwatching): 15 minutes - Nendrum Monastic … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Quarterland Bay Campsite?
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    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  4 p.m.
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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Safety
Swimming in the lake is allowed.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
The park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
This is a quiet park: no music is allowed.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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