The Beach Guide

The Strand Portstewart Beach

The Strand Portstewart Beach - County Londonderry

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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


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs restricted.

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  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Facilities

    • Beach hut hire

    Nearest town


    OS grid ref.

    NV 9892 9659

    Water quality

    Water quality star rating


    Blue Flag AwardMarine Conservation Society Recommended

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