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The Strand Portstewart Beach

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The Strand Portstewart Beach - County Londonderry

© Des Colhoun and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

This award-winning beach, owned and managed by the National Trust, is one of Northern Ireland's finest, boasting two miles of golden sand backed by impressive dunes. Cars are allowed to drive onto the sand, making this a perfect choice for picnicking families. Surfing, walking, horse-riding and bird watching are all popular activities.

Type of beach

Sandy

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs restricted.

County Londonderry dog friendly beaches »

Activities

  • Kayaking/canoeing
  • Donkey rides
  • Jet-skiing
  • Wind surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • First aid point
  • Lost child centre
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Beach hut hire

Nearest town

Portstewart

Postcode

OS grid ref.

NV 9892 9659

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended