Magilligan Strand - Benone Beach

Magilligan Strand - Benone Beach - County Londonderry
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Magilligan Strand is a seven-mile stretch of sand backed by one of the largest dune systems in the UK. Popular with surfers, swimmers and walkers, the beach forms part of a local Nature Reserve.

There is a cafe, a caravan park and a supervised paddling pool. Boardwalks offer access through the dunes.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

Yes

Dogs friendly beach?

Dog free zone within Blue Flag award area 1st May to 30th September inclusive.

County Londonderry dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Good fishing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Childrens play area

Nearest town

Limavady

OS grid ref.

NV 9185 9654

Parking

Limited parking available at beach entrance. Free managed parking on beach during peak season. Car park also available at Benone Tourist Complex - a short walk from the beach. Disabled parking available.

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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Magilligan Strand - Benone Beach Reviews

Feb 01st 2021

Wonderful beach, with shells, lovely sand, open sea and great views. Closest thing to heaven on earth.

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