How to get here

Getting to Ballyholme Yacht Club
How to Get Here

Ballyholme Yacht Club is situated on Seacliff Road, Bangor, Northern Ireland BT20 5HT. Please note that we are part of the United Kingdom and hence use GBP as our currency although many shops will take Euros.

We want to make getting here as easy as possible for you and have been talking to a number of companies to get you discounted travel options.

By Ferry (Boat)

There are a number of ferry operators travelling from Europe to Northern Ireland.

We believe that many of you will travel from Calais to Dover (1.5 hours) which is the cheapest and most frequent ferry (over 26 sailings per day) and drive up to Cairnryan in Scotland (approx 9 hours) where you can get a ferry to Larne or Belfast in Northern Ireland which is a short drive to Bangor.

There are also ferries across the Irish Sea from Liverpool to Belfast (overnight or day-time – Stena Line) or from Holyhead (Wales) to Dublin (Irish Ferries and Stena Line) which is 2.5 hours from Ballyholme YC.

Alternatively, you can travel direct to Ireland from France overnight from Cherbourg or Roscoff to Rosslare with Irish Ferries. Brittany Ferries also offers a ferry from Roscoff to Cork and LDLines has a ferry from Gijon in Spain via Nantes St Nazarre to Rosslaire.

By Plane

There are two airports – Belfast City Airport (12 km, 15 minutes by car) and Belfast International Airport (40km, 45 minutes by car). There are direct flights from London, Paris and many other European cities to both airports.

There are bus services connecting Belfast International Airport and Belfast. There are train services connnecting Bangor and Belfast, and Belfast City Airport.

Dublin Airport is also only 2 hours away with lots of cheap flights though Ryanair and AerLingus. There are 2 companies – AirCoach and Translink GoldLine offering Coaches (Buses) which will take you from Dublin Airport to Belfast’s Great Victoria Street Train Station (Europa Bus Station) where you can get a train to Bangor.

By Car

Directions from Belfast Harbour

Directions from Dublin Harbour (Irish Ferries)

Directions from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin (Stena Line)

Directions from Dublin Airport

Directions from Belfast International Airport

Directions from Belfast City Airport

Directions from Belfast –

  1. Bangor is only 25 minutes from Belfast. Follow the signs to Bangor through Belfast and onto the dual carriageway (A2) past Holywood and into Bangor.
  2. Keep straight and drive under the “flyover” and along Abbey Street and down Main Street to the seafront.
  3. Use the left hand lane at the bottom of Main Street but turn right at the traffic lights and follow the road along the seafront onto the Seacliff Road.
  4. Follow the Seacliff Road (over all the ramps) to Ballyholme Yacht Club.

By Train

There is a train station on Abbey Street, Bangor with connections to Belfast and Dublin. The train station is 20 minutes walk to Ballyholme Yacht Club. You can find train timetables here.


Upcoming Events

  • RYA Powerboat Level 2 2018
    3rd February 2018 09:30 - 25th November 2018 17:00

    This two-day course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence.

  • Danskebank Private Banking Icebreaker Series 2017-18
    1st October 2017 14:30 - 8th April 2018 16:30

    Sponsored by Ireland's largest open series returns this winter with the Ballyholme Yacht Club Danskebank Private Banking Icebreaker Series. Twenty-one races from Sunday 1st October…

  • Dolphins & Sharks Easter Scheme
    4th April 2018 09:30 - 6th April 2018 16:30

    Once you've enjoyed the chocolate overload, why not come along and enjoy some time on the water.  This year, we are offering a 3 day…

  • Cadet Parents Social Evening - wine tasting with Tom Bell
    7th April 2018 19:00

    We would like to invite all the Cadet Parents to a wine tasting evening on Saturday, April 7th, at BYC. This is an opportunity to…

  • Women on Water 2018
    1st May 2018 18:30 - 10th July 2018 21:30

    New to sailing?  Female?  Then this course is for you. WOW is designed specifically for novice sailors. It starts at 6:30pm on Tuesdays and finishes…

  • RYA Adult Level 1
    5th May 2018 09:30 - 1st July 2018 16:30

    Adult beginners' courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to expert in a controlled, safe…

  • RYA Safety Boat 2018
    17th March 2018 09:30 - 12th August 2018 17:00

    This two-day course provides the skills required when acting as an escort craft, safety boat or coach boat for a fleet of dinghies, windsurfers or canoes, or for racing or training activities.

  • RYA Adult L2
    12th May 2018 09:30 - 10th June 2018 16:30

    Adult beginners' courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to experts in a controlled, safe…

  • Family Course - Level 1
    19th May 2018 09:30 - 12th August 2018 16:30

    This weekend course is the perfect opportunity for the family to learn a new skill together. It aims to teach and develop the basic sailing…

  • RYA Start Racing
    26th May 2018 09:30 - 19th August 2018 16:30

    Learn to race Racing is an exciting and sociable way to develop your sailing. From beginners, through to club racers and preparing for higher level…