Warrenpoint is a sheltered haven for campers on the shores of Carlingford Lough.
Set on the shores of the sea inlet at Carlingford Lough, this town was once a fashionable seaside resort in the 19th century. Today, it’s still a popular holiday spot, where adventure lovers can take to boating, sailing, kayaking, or canoeing on the water, or head out to the Mourne Mountains for forest parks, scenic drives, and mountain biking. Area campgrounds have stunning views over the lough, too.
There’s plenty to do around here, with easy access to the waters of Carlingford Lough, Rostrevor Forest, and the hiking and biking mountain trails of the Mourne Mountains. Warrenpoint is a good place to stock up on goods or grab food at a pub.
Just a five-minute drive along the lough is the scenic village of Rostrevor. Nature lovers should check out Rostrevor Forest and Rostrevor Mountain biking trails on Slieve Martin for views over the Lough. For a dose of adrenaline, check out the climbing tower, zipline, and archery at Eastcoast Adventures.
Kilbroney Park has 97 acres of parkland overlooking the lake, with fully serviced touring bays and grass tent spaces. A tree trail runs through the woodland, and the park also connects with the long-distance Mourne Way walking trail. You can climb from here to a huge stone called Cloughmore, or explore the ancient forest at Rostrevor Oak wood.
This scenic drive starts from here and sweeps around Carlingford Lough to the sea coast. Stop off at Cranfield Point for a selection of serviced campgrounds set on Cranfield Beach and continue along to the charming fishing village of Annalong or to stroll the promenade at Newcastle.
July and August are the warmest and busiest times around Warrenpoint, so advance bookings are recommended during these months and around bank holidays. Forest parks are open year-round, but some campgrounds close during winter.