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Castlerock Beach

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Castlerock Beach - County Londonderry

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The sandy beach at Castlerock is backed by an extensive system of sand dunes which form part of the Binevenagh AONB. Here you have the best of both worlds; a lovely wide beach with plenty of wild charm but with all the convenience of having the holiday village of Castlerock right behind.

From the basalt cliffs and the promenade at the western end of the beach to the River Bann at the eastern is just over half a mile. The further west you head the more open and quiet the beach becomes.

To the east of the beach, set amongst the dunes, is the championship course of Castlerock Golf Club. Whilst the adjacent area is home to a National Trust bird sanctuary.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions apply to certain sections of this beach from 1st May to 30th Sept. Signs at the beach entrance have further information.

County Londonderry dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Good fishing
  • Rock pooling

Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Promenade

Nearest town

Castlerock

Postcode

OS grid ref.

NV 9507 9647

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag Award