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

  • Open Water (Sea) Swimming 2018
    7th May 2018 18:30 - 3rd September 2018 20:00

    Ballyholme Seals Ballyholme Yacht Club will be hosting Open Water Swimming again this summer in association with members of the Eddie Skelly Memorial Swim and…

  • Women on Water 2018
    1st May 2018 18:30 - 14th August 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…

  • Dolphins & Sharks - pre-registration
    4th May 2018 18:00 - 15th June 2018 20:00

    Dolphins & Sharks 2018 This year, it all kicks off on Friday, April 13th.  All interested parents should come along at 7pm to learn more…

  • Friday Night (Adult) Sailing
    4th May 2018 18:30 - 29th June 2018 20:30

    Friday Night (Adult) Sailing returns this summer running for May and June to start with. The first evening will be Friday 4th May starting at…

  • RYA Adult Level 1
    5th May 2018 09:30 - 15th July 2018 16:30

    Adult beginner sailing courses The scheme is comprised of a series of two-day sailing courses enabling you to progress quickly from beginner to expert in…

  • 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 Level 2 June
    9th June 2018 09:30 - 10th June 2018 16:30

    RYA Adult Improver's Sailing Course A two-day course enabling you to progress quickly from your beginner Level 1 course and setting out the foundations of…

  • Family Sailing 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 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.

  • RYA Youth Sailing - Stage 1 & 2 - July 2nd - 6th
    2nd July 2018 09:30 - 6th July 2018 16:30

    This course provide an introduction to sailing for anyone aged 8 yrs upwards. No prior knowledge is necessary for Stage 1.  You will learn to…