Stranraer is a popular ferry gateway to Belfast and to Northern Ireland, so this is a town beach. However, it is sandy and sits just west of the harbour. This is a good spot to watch the boats coming and going, but also to relax and the beach has a popular picnic area on the grassy backdrop. There’s a lake in Agnew Park, just behind the beach, where you’ll also find a good-sized car park. As you’d expect, the town has plenty of facilities for the visitor, including cafes, restaurants, bars and shops, plus a museum and a medieval tower house.
What the beach means to Ian and Sharon
On Marine Lake beach in Stranraer.