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Magilligan - Downhill Beach

Castlerock, Londonderry

Downhill Strand is the eastern end of a magnificant 7 mile stretch of sands running from Downhill Cliffs to Magillijan Point. It is overlooked and benefits from spectacular views of Donegal Coast and beyond.

Beach Type

sand

Facilities

Shops
Cafe/restaurant
Toilets
First aid

Activities

Swimming
Sea angling
Surfing and windsurfing
Arts and crafts and horseback riding are also available

Nature and Wildlife

The beach itself is 10km long offering plenty of space for a stroll by the sea. The nearby Downhill estate is also free to walkers.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

Dogs allowed.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Causeway Coast & Glens. 11 Lodge Road. Coleraine. BT52 1LU. t: +44 (0)28 7032 7720 f: +44 (0)28 7032 7719 e: mail@causewaycoastandglens.com w: www.causewaycoastandglens.com

Location

Nearest town: Castlerock
County: Londonderry
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1655, -6.87744

Access

Castlerock which has excellent road and rail links

Public Transport

Northern Ireland Rail route #3. goes through Coleraine and Castlerock. Bus Service #134 between Coleraine Bus / Rail Station and Limavady Bus Station passes the beach.

Parking

parking available

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Castlerock