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Situated just off the Causeway Coastal Route, Whiterocks Coastal Park enjoys a stunning natural location, with limestone cliffs stretching from Curran Strand to Dunluce Castle.

On a year round basis, the beach is a magnet for water sports enthusiasts, especially surfers, but body boarders and surf kayakers are also regular visitors. A seasonal on site surf outlet provides equipment for hire.

The beach is also very popular with walkers to and from Portrush along the continuous stretch of sand from East Strand to Whiterocks. Enjoy the new section cliff path, part of the Ulster Way / Causeway Coast Way, which offers stunning views both east and west.

Facilities include:

  • free car parking
  • board walk access to beach
  • dogs allowed (restrictions apply 1st June - 15th Sept)
  • horse riding (restrictions apply 1st May – 30th Sept, permitted before 11:00 and after 19:00)
  • lifeguard service (July & August 11am-7pm daily)
  • disabled toilets and disabled parking
  • Amenity block with shower cubicles

Whiterocks was awarded the prestigious Blue Flag Award in 2015.

Did you know?

The soft, sedimentary rocks of Whiterocks have been carved through centuries into a labyrinth of caves and arches. Shelagh’s Head, the Wishing Arch, Elephant Rock and the Lion’s Paw are headlands of distinguishable forms which rise out of the ocean. Under the road, there are cavernous caves, accessible only from the sea, home to seabirds and a hunting ground for hawks.