Castlerock Beach

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


Lifeguard service


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.

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  • Good fishing
  • Rock pooling


  • Promenade

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

NV 9507 9647


Various car parks close to the beach.

Water quality

Water quality star rating


Blue Flag Award

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Castlerock Beach Reviews

Apr 02nd 2022

Great safe friendly beach with good facilities. Water quality excellent but water cold. Like that part of beach closed to vehicles and safe for children to play.

Tranquil and quaint

Jul 31st 2019

Adore this beach for its stunning views, tranquil feeling and quaint village surroundings.

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