Beach Combing At Warrenpoint

Feeling a bit like the Grand Old Duke of York – marching up and down that big hill to the Big Stone, we decided to stop in the nearby little town of Warrenpoint to explore and check it out. Son lobbied hard for this – he’d seen the sea from up top and felt he deserved a bit of beach time after our hard hike. We agreed. This little place in Co Down is the southern approach to the glorious Mourne Mountains and an hour or two chilling out here is no hardship. Once a busy port, we saw one large vessel coming into the harbour but I think the town’s heyday in that area is probably past.

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Wonderfully scenic with the water and the rolling hills in the background,  there is no sandy beach just rocks and pebbles but it is perfect for exploring. Son made friends as soon as we arrived and proceeded to explore and seek out “treasures.” Many more pebbles were collected, we managed to convince him a huge piece of seaweed would not be returning with us though and he and his new friend spent an hour or so in animated conversation.

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We relaxed, soaked up the scenery and agreed this was the perfect end to an energetic day.

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24 thoughts on “Beach Combing At Warrenpoint

  1. It looks beautiful and very relaxing, Joy. What a great way to end your day. I’m glad your son agreed to leave the seaweed..:) Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I can still vividly remember the retch-inducing smell of rotten seaweed which had been smuggled – and abandoned – in the boot of our car after one seaside trip. You were, therefore, very smart to get your son to leave it behind.

  3. Wonderful photos Joy – looks such a peaceful place and such pretty flowers too! I’m going to catch up on all your other posts later today sorry I’ve missed reading them recently! We are just off to spend some time with the family! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend 🙂

      • Still struggling with the jet lag it always hits harder on the way back!! At least we have had a long weekend here for ANZAC Day so today is a public holiday! Hope you have a good week 🙂

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