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Portstewart (The Strand) Beach

Portstewart, Londonderry

Port Stewart Strand is a sandy two mile beach backed by sand dunes. Designated as an area of special scientific interest, the Strand is an important nature conservation area with a variety of plant and wildlife. Leisure activities include childrens play area. Owned by the National Trust.

Beach Type

Sand

Facilities

Village
Shops
Cafe/restaurant
Harbour
Beach hut hire
Toilets
Disabled access
Lost child centre
First aid
Campsite

Activities

Surfing
Windsurfing
Canoeing
Jet skiing
Childrens play area
Horse riding
Jet skiing windsurfing and golf

Nature and Wildlife

This is a long beach with plenty of room to stretch your legs.

Water Quality

Excellent

Lifeguard

No

Dogs

Dogs restricted.

Awards and Recommendations

Blue Flag Beach
Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Sandhill Drive Portrush Antrim BT56 8BF Website: www.colerainebc.gov.uk Email: portrushtic@btconnect.com Tel: 028-70823333 Fax: 028-70822256

Location

Nearest town: Portstewart
County: Londonderry
Latitude/Longitude: 55.1865, -6.72209

Access

Nearest town is Portstewart. Access roads include A2 or B185 for access via car.

Public Transport

Ulster bus no 218 travels from Belfast to Portstewart. Cycle route (NLN) 93 passes Portstewart Strand.

Parking

Access to the beach is ideal for wheelchairs and prams with car parking available on the beach itself.

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Portstewart