On The Water in Northern Ireland

The rugged coastline of Northern Ireland provide a stunning landscape of beautiful beaches, inland loughs and flowing rivers which offer visitors and local an impressive settings for getting out on the water.   

You can discover the beauty of Strangford Lough via its unique canoe trails or check out the extensive sailing in Lough Neagh. Kayakers can paddle in one of the most unspoilt areas of Northern Ireland in Lough Erne with sheltered bays making it safe for beginners and there is something for everyone on the River Bann with motor cruisers to anglers finding the perfect location. Plus don’t forget the Blackwater River whose gentle flowing water is perfect for day trippers to take to the water.


On The Water Guide to the Northern Ireland

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Strangford Lough
This enchanting and unique sea-inlet is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and
one of only three marine nature reserves in the UK’s. More... 

Lough Neagh
Its 150km of water captivate visitors with its tranquil atmosphere, un-spoilt scenery, secluded bays and are home to vast array of water activities.  More... 

Lough Erne
This beautiful unspoilt Lough boasts 365 islands, historical sites, spectacular wildlife, great facilities and condition to learn or develop your boating skills.  More...

River Bann

Stretching for over 58km from Lough Neagh to the Atlantic Ocean, the River Bann is very popular with sail & motor cruisers, canoeists, water-skiers and anglers alike. More...

Blackwater River
The calm waters of this flat water river can be navigated easily in two days by kayak but are also ideal for shorter day trips.  More...

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