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Beaches within the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough - A General Introduction


The 148th Open, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush

Please be advised that due to The 148th Open being staged at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Portrush there will be certain restrictions in place during June and July concerning car parking at East Strand and Whiterocks beaches. 

East Strand Zone 1 (30% of site) Monday 10th June – Friday 4th August 2019 (inclusive, amended from 9th August 2019)
East Strand Zone 2 (whole site) Monday 1st July – Wednesday 31st July 2019 (inclusive)
Whiterocks Car Park Sunday 14th July - Monday 22nd July 2019 (inclusive)

Horse Riding on Whiterocks beach - from Sunday 14th July - Monday 22nd July 2019 (inclusive) the upper car park at Whiterocks used by horse riders will not be available for public use.  Council would remind all horse riders that Downhill and Benone beaches are available for horse riding during this period before 11am and after 7pm daily.

For further information please see following link:


The Borough of Causeway Coast and Glens is arguably home to some of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches.  They intersperse the rugged basalt and limestone coastline with golden stretches of sand, often flanked by extensive dune systems. These spectacular beaches offer a natural playground for families in picturesque surroundings.  Collectively they provide opportunities for many activities including surfing, paddle boarding, coasteering, horse riding, kayaking, walking, swimming and sand castle building.  Alternatively the beaches are a perfect place for relaxing with family and friends, while enjoying a picnic together.

Beach-by-Beach Guide

Please click on the images below for further details about each individual beach.