This location is classed as SeasideView external link
Groomsport is a small, attractive, sandy beach, backed by the residential part of the picturesque village of the same name. A promenade runs along the western end of the beach. A number of rocky outcrops ensure that rockpooling is a popular pastime on the beach, as are bird-watching, and walking. Parking is available next to the harbour to the west of the beach, which is reached down a gently sloping path alongside a grassy area, popular for picnics. Toilets can be found in the car park. Overlooking the harbour, there is a paddling pool, children's play area, tennis courts, and Cockle Row Cottages, a small museum and popular attraction. Facilities such as shops, pubs, and places to eat can be found in the nearby village centre. The much larger town of Bangor is just 10 minutes' drive to the east.