Burr Point – Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland - Atlas Obscura

AO Edited

Burr Point

Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland

The easternmost point on the island of Ireland. 


On the shores of the Ards Peninsula, just a mile south of the County Down village of Ballyhalbert is a place of huge significance in terms of geographic locations. Here lies Burr Point, the easternmost point on the island of Ireland mainland, where Ireland meets the Irish Sea.

Located at Burr Point is a small harbor with a pier, a sandy shoreline, and what remains of an old Coastguard lookout point on the hill above. From here visitors can see Burial Island, a nesting site used for terns and also a former Danish Burial site.

There is also a sculpture of the letter “E” by artist Ned Jackson Smyth, which encompasses the concept of navigation and the earth, as well as promotes the area as the easternmost location on the Island of Ireland. The site also contains a small car park area and toilet facilities on site for any visitors.

Know Before You Go

Burr Point is located on the eastern shore of the Ards Peninsula in County Down, Northern Ireland, just a mile south of the village of Ballyhalbert. The best way to get here is by car and to travel to Newtownards and make your way across to Millisle and then follow the Shore Road south from there.

Community Contributors
Added by
Edited by

July 29, 2022

Make an Edit Add Photos
In partnership with KAYAK

Plan Your Trip

From Around the Web