One of the many fantastic things about Northern Ireland is the array of beaches on offer. Whether you visit in winter or summer, you’ll never regret a visit to a Northern Ireland beach. And the sheer number of beaches to visit in Northern Ireland is quite overwhelming! So to help you decide which beach should be your next trip out, we’ve listed six of our favourites beaches to visit in Northern Ireland, not too far from our range of holiday parks!
Ballygally Beach, Larne
If you fancy a quick walk to stretch your legs then you can’t beat a stroll down Ballygally Beach in Larne. Located on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland, 10 km north of Larne, this sandy beach is only about 300-metres long but despite its size, it really packs a punch. On a clear day you can see as far as Scotland but even with the clouds you’ll get fantastic views of the Antrim coast and the amazing Scawt Hill and Sallagh Braes.
Murlough Beach, Newcastle
Murlough Beach and Nature Reserve is a five-mile stretch of golden sand that is overlooked by the impressive Mourne Mountains. This beach looks completely different depending on the time of year you visit so you’ll never get bored of visiting.
Tyrella Beach in Downpatrick, County Down
You might never even have heard of this beach let alone visited it. But Tyrella Beach in Downpatrick, County Down is one of the country’s most beautiful.
It boasts the Mourne Mountains as its stunning backdrop, and this hidden gem is definitely one you won’t want to miss. It’s quite popular with horse riders!
Benone Beach, County Derry
You can stand at one end of this beach and as you look out you’ll see golden sand stretching out as far as the eye can see. Whilst you’re here you might even forget you’re still in Northern Ireland and think you’ve stepped into a paradise halfway across the globe.
White Park Bay, Portrush
Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast is beautiful and White Park Bay features a stunning strand backed by limestone cliffs and offers incredible views of Dunluce Castle. One of the peculiar highlights of visiting White Park Bay is the resident cows you’ll probably see. They’re very friendly!
Portstewart Strand, Portstewart
Portstewart Strand is a National Trust beach so you know you’re in for a treat. This beach is an unrivaled spot of natural beauty with stunning views of Inishowen headland and Mussenden Temple. Whether you fancy a picnic, a surf or just a scenic walk, Portstewart Strand is truly a gem.