Groomsport is known for its scenic charm, tranquil beauty, historical heritage and picturesque harbour making it the perfect location for a holiday park.
With many water and shore-based recreation facilities, Groomsport offers many fun activities such as sailing and powerboating, as well as two football pitches for some family fun.
A truly historic village, Groomsport boasts a beautiful village hall situated in the famous boathouse at the harbour that dates back to 1884. Additionally, those interested can visit Cockle Row, the old fishermen’s thatched cottages which serves as a main attraction of Groomsport village. If you fancy popping into Bangor for the afternoon, there’s also a handy bus service available.
With stunning landscaped picnic and play areas around the harbour, sandy beaches, and quality pubs and restaurants, Windsor Holiday Park in Groomsport is the perfect spot for a family getaway.
Other on-park facilities include:
Children’s play area
12 Month Holiday Season
Holiday homes available at Windsor Holiday Park, Northern Ireland
Atlas Chorus – 3 Bed
Sunseeker Sensation Lodge
Sunseeker Spirit Coastal
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The best things to do around Groomsport
Whether it’s bird watching, water sports, walking or historical curiosities there’s something for everyone in Groomsport.
See what life was like for a 20th century fisherman at Cockle Row
Cockle Row is a set of lovingly restored fishermen’s houses from the early 20th century. Built around 1910 the houses give visitors an insight into what life was like for local fishermen during the period.
The attraction, which is open from Easter to September, also has children’s craft stands, face painting and balloon modeling. For bird enthusiasts, two live video feeds have been set up to watch the local wildlife and there’s a small gift shop for those who want some mementos from their day out.
Take a trip to Bangor
Bangor is right next to Groomsport and the town boasts a proud musical heritage alongside loads of shops, bars and restaurants. The town is the birthplace of Snow Patrol and Two Door Cinema club and has live music at the heart of its character.
If you’re looking for a night on the tiles and some enjoyable live music take a trip into Bangor. Just make sure you’ve brought your dancing shoes.
Walk along Ballyholme Beach
A suburban beach nestled on the edge of Bangor, Ballyholme Beach is a perfect pit stop on your way in or out of Bangor. The small beach is only 1.3km long but can provide a nice rest after a busy day and a chance to listen to the waves and ocean.
The beach has a carpark and public toilet situated at one end so it’s perfect for a beach picnic in the sun too.
Search for smugglers at Orlock Point
Orlock Point is a National Trust site and a lovely sea walk. The rocky outcrop contains a patchwork of semi-natural habitats that all support a large range of animal and plant life. There is evidence of human occupation all the way back to the viking age; the walk has everything from world war 2 bunkers to hand carved tunnels from the middle ages. A great way to see the area around Groomsport and a fun day of walking.