Northern Ireland Beaches Guide

Whiterocks Beach, Portrush, Northern Ireland
Whiterocks Beach, Portrush, Northern Ireland ©

Northern Ireland has over 125 miles of coastline and is home to some of the finest beaches in the UK. The beaches are known for the long stretches of golden sands and sand dunes, there are a number of Blue Flag beaches and marinas these include Portrush East, Downhill, Tyrella Beach and Murlough Beach. Visitors can enjoy plenty of beaches away from the crowds making it an idea place to relax or take place in water sports and outdoor activities.

County Antrim is home to The Causeway Coast and Giant's Causeway, a World Heritage Site. County Londonderry includes a scenic coastline and includes seaside resorts such as Portrush.

Ballycastle beach is located in County Antrim; the seaside resort includes a sandy beach and is known for its marina, the facilities make it a popular place for families. It is located close by to local attractions including the Glens of Antrim, Rathlin and the Giant's Causeway.

Whiterocks beach in Portrush offers a wonderful location and scenic natural beauty with limestone cliffs, caves and arches. The beach is a popular one for water sports enthusiasts and walkers.

The largest settlement in Northern Ireland is Belfast, the capital city is close by to a number of local beaches including Ballywalter beach located 20 miles to the east of Belfast. Historically a fishing village, Ballywalter is a popular seaside and day trip destination, known for its long sandy beach, rock pools and playground area. Local activities include water sports, fishing and boat trips.

Many of the beaches in Northern Ireland have a lower profile amongst visitors compared to more high profile beaches; this offers visitors the opportunity to see many of the scenic beaches away from the crowds whilst enjoying the scenic Northern Irish coastline and natural environment.

The Northern Ireland Beach Guides provide and overview of beach resorts, towns and cities in Northern Ireland looking at local attractions, places of interest, things to see and do along with directions and local maps.

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