Portaferry, on the beautiful Ards Peninsula, is a fishing village best known for its shoreline, Triathlon, annual Gala Week Festival and is also home to Exploris Aquarium.  

Not forgetting the somewhat iconic “Portaferry-Strangford Ferry”,  with daily crossings connecting the two villages of Portaferry and Strangford and opening the Ards Peninsula up to the Mourne Way.

Strangford Lough

The Port sits proudly on the Shore Road in Portaferry overlooking the stunning Strangford Lough and offers a base for you to explore all that this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has to offer.

Portico of Ards

Just a short stroll away, Portico delivers weekly events inside its stunning grade A listed architecture.
From country music to classical, heritage tours to comedy nights, there's something for everyone. Visit for information


Why not pack your clubs and head to Irish Links Golf Course at neighbouring Kirkistown Golf Club. Check out our Stay & Play package.

Strangford walks


If you prefer to put on your walking boots, we are a mere dander away from Nugent’s Wood and a short car journey to National Trust landmarks Castle Ward and Mount Stewart.

Local Events

There are many incredible events that happen in the area . The Port NI can be great base to stay and explore or grab some food.

Strangford walks

Whats on at the Port?

Live Music

Quiz night

Live Sports

We have  live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in our newly renovated Lounge!

Tuesday night is Charity Quiz Night at The Port! Put your general knowledge to the test and support a local charity at the same time – with a raffle on the night it is a great night out with friends. Check out our Instagram to find out who the nominated charity is each week.

Live sports will be shown on our big screens in the lounge too including the 6 Nations and Cheltenham Races.

Food is served daily 12noon to 6.00pm in both the bar and bistro.

Stay and relax on the shores of Strangford Lough.