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The Beaches

Along the north coast’s rugged coastline are many fantastic beaches, at Portrush, Portstewart, Downhill and Castelrock.

Portrush’s West Strand Beach or White Rocks, offers a wide variety of activities including water-sports or just a leisurely swim. In saying that be prepared for water temperatures that make polar bears shiver.

Porstewart Strand is also a family favourite with more that two miles of sand and you can drive along it, which makes access that much easier.

Another spectacular beach is Benone Beach, one end of the beach is in Benone and the other end is at Downhill. It is a seven-mile stretch of sand and is also a Blue Flag beach backed by sand dunes. There are water-sports, fishing for entertainment and there’s a golf club and playground nearby. Beyond the dunes waterfalls can be seen falling from the cliffs.

At the eastern end is the is the stunning Mussenden Temple perched on top of the cliff and below are the Belfast to L’Derry train tracks. Undoubtedly this beach is one of the most scenic in Ireland.

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Northern Ireland Holidays

After more than quarter of a century spent living and working in Hong Kong, David Donnelly and his wife Katie McGregor are now living in, and loving Northern Ireland. The Northern Ireland Holidays website came from our passion to let people around the world, and even on the British mainland, know about Northern Ireland. As a country it has much to offer in natural beauty, the people are just simply amazing, and as a holiday destination it’s second to none. Even though this is now our home, we feel like tourists as we discover the region, and it is this knowledge and these experiences we want to share.
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