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Groomsport
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Groomsport

Latitude: 54 40'N
Longitude: 05 36'W
Country: N. Ireland

Ownership: Ards and North Down Borough Council
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Fishing
Contact name: Mr William Angus, Harbour Master
Telephone no: 028 9145 2604 (Groomsport Harbour Office)
Website: www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk


About Groomsport

At Groomsport where Marshal Schomberg landed with 10,000 Willamite soldiers in 1689, the harbour has a sandy beach on either side. Two eighteenth-century cottages close to the water, one still thatched, are a popular Tourist Information centre, run by the Council. 'Cobble Row' was a row of fishermen's cottages that used to fringe the harbour.

There are currently ninety moorings available for pleasure craft up to a maximum size of 25 ft. in length.

The Council employs a full time Harbour Master who oversees the day to day operation of the facility.


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