Beaches in Bushmills, County Antrim

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The beach guide has 3 beaches listed in and around the town of Bushmills. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Runkerry Beach (1.4 miles)

    Runkerry Beach © Kenneth Allen | BY-SA

    Set just around the corner from the Giant's Causeway, Runkerry Strand is a wonderfully wild crescent of golden sand. The beach stretches for around 400 metres from the mouth of the River Bush towards Runkerry Point.

    Runkerry beach is possibly the most exposed on the Northern Ireland coast. This is great news for surfers as there…

  • Giant's Causeway Beach (2.5 miles)

    Giant's Causeway © Anne Burgess | BY-SA

    Whilst it is a bit of a stretch to describe the Giant's Causeway itself as a beach it just about qualifies and given its significance we didn't want to leave it out. The Causeway is named after the naturally formed interlocking hexagonal basalt columns that act as stepping stones down from the cliff to the…

  • Whiterocks Beach (3.7 miles)

    Whiterocks Beach © Albert Bridge | BY-SA

    Whiterocks is a two mile stretch of sandy beach starting (or ends) in Portrush at the East Strand beach. The height of the waves makes Whiterocks popular with water sports enthusiasts, including anglers, bodyboarders, surfers, and surf kayakers. Equipment can be hired in season. There is an RNLI Lifeguard Service from 11am to 7pm from…

Bushmills beaches map

Map featuring Bushmills beaches. Click on pins to view beach details