West Strand Beach, Portrush, Co Antrim

This long sandy beach is close to all amenities of Portrush and offers striking coastal views. This year, it has won the prestigious Blue – Flag beach award for the management and cleanliness of the beach, as well as the quality of the water.

During the summer months the waters beckon water sport enthusiasts who can be seen partaking in windsurfing, canoeing and sailing. Boating and fishing tours can be arranged locally. Portrush is an ideal base for anyone wishing to visit the Causeway Coast. Nearby attractions include Barry’s amusement park, the largest amusement park in Ireland- crammed with entertainment for all the family and offers excellent transport links to Coleraine, Bushmills (home of the famous distillery) and the iconic Giants Causeway.

Dotted along the golden sands of Portrush Beach are caravan sites for those seeking accommodation, local bed and breakfasts will offer a traditional Irish welcome to its patrons and self catering accomodation to give visitors the perfect ‘home from home’. Home to many renowned restaurants to suit every budget, visitors can dazzle their taste buds whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery of the unspoilt rugged coastline.