Ardwell village is situated on the Sandhead – Drummore road (A716), near to the shore. The beach here is attractive but not very sandy. There is a small caravan site and picnic area standing on the shores of Luce Bay, which are popular with visitors.
This pretty village consists of a number of stone-built cottages and has recently expanded with the addition of new housing, which complements the traditional feel of the village.
Ardwell is a very quiet village these days. It was once host to the “Leek Fair” where plants were sold and bouts of drinking and violence occurred. It is also the home of Ardwell Gardens which is famous for its displays of azaleas and rhododendrons.
Although the Post Office is now closed, a bait and tackle shop is open during the summer season.