With Strangford Lough
considered one of the most important marine sites in Europe, its no
surprise that Portaferry is a water sports paradise, and the
location for Northern Irelandís only aquarium, Exploris. This is an
interpretative centre for Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea, giving
a fascinating insight into sealife and habitat for the lough shore.
A recent development to Exploris is the Seal Sanctuary, where
seals are brought in for rehabilitation and are released back into
the wild when they make a full recovery.
There's loads more to see
and do in the area - so much in fact that we're still trying to compile
this page! In the meantime though take a look at the
Out & About
Gallery which might inspire you with some ideas!
Also, take a look at
the following useful links: