Greyabbey

Continent
Europe
Country
Ireland
Next Big City
Belfast
Next Town
Greyabbey
 
Type:
Lagoon
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
No information

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop
Hazards:
Rocks, Stakes
Quality:
No information
Best Tide:
High tide

Avoid kiting near nesting or resting birds such as in the Mid Island and South Island areas. Wooden posts are part of an ancient fish trap system and must not be damaged.

Beach

Type:
Grass, Sand, Pebbles, Rocks, Stones
Size:
Medium
Hazards:
Rocks
Beach Users:
No information

Launch is from either of the two car parking spots beside the Portaferry road.

Wind

Best Months:
April, May, June, July, August
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
SSE, S, SSW, SW
Main Direction:
WSW



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Access from car park on the Portaferry Road. Be considerate to locals when parking. Do not block or restrict access.

Extra information

Rules
Zones, Time

Area of special scientific interest. Do not disturb the birds. Update: I was informed by a Warden that the rules have been changed for quite a while. Unfortunately, they haven't published the new rules in a way I can access, so I can't see them. What I was told was that there is to be no kitesurfing in the Greyabbey area (as far North as Anne's Point (which is the Point closest to the North tip of Chapel Island.)), from 1st September to 31st of March. The Area North of Anne's Point is unrestricted all year, but you do have to avoid disturbing the birds, so Warden's Bay would be the best place to kite from. I did request that they publish the new rules in a way that people can access them.

Nightlife

Nearest is Belfast.