Whiterocks Beach

Whiterocks Beach - County Antrim
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Whiterocks is a sandy beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders, on a stretch of coast famous for its unique limestone cliffs, which have been eroded over time into a labyrinth of spectacular caves and arches including Shelagh’s Head, the Wishing Arch, Elephant Rock and Lion’s Paw.

There are plenty of shops and facilities in the surrounding area.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

as are dog bins. Dogs are banned in July and August.

County Antrim dog friendly beaches »


  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Wind surfing


  • Disabled facilities

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NW 0672 9996

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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