Castlerock beach is a mile of sandy beach backed by grass covered dunes that runs west-wards from the mouth of the River Bann. Facilities include car parking, seasonal lifeguards, toilets read more
Planning a trip to Derry and looking for the nearest beaches. Our beach guide will help you locate the closest beach and we show you photos, maps, weather, tide times, water quality, dog restrictions and provide you tools to search the Derry coast and seaside towns.
Derry, or Londonderry as it's sometimes known, sits astride the river Foyle and dates back to the 6th Century.
Now it is a modern and busy centre frequented by travellers from all over the world. It is popular as it's a completely walled city and the only of its kind in the United Kingdom.
With over 1450 years of history to draw upon this city has you marvelling at how it survived the Siege of Derry and the Famine, WWI and the Easter Rising, Bloody Sunday and the Civil Rights Marches. From this damaging and bloody past a vibrant and joyful city has risen and occasions are marked by festivals and other events throughout the year that attract tourism and business alike.
Take the Heritage trail and find Cathedrals and Churches, villages, murals and monuments that will reveal parts of this rich tapestry including the landing of Amelia Earhart as she flew solo in 1932!
The county offers lush countryside and superb beaches so walking and bird and wildlife spotting is easy especially near Springwell or Ness Wood Country Park.
Beech Hill Country House is worth exploring too. It's where the Clintons stayed on visits to the country and is set in over 30 acres of stunning nature just outside the city! A perfect spot for afternoon tea.
Magilligan Beach (Benone Strand) is located on the North West corner of Northern Ireland and stretches for 7 miles from Downhill to Magilligan Point. Magilligan foreland is Ireland’s largest coastal read more
The Strand at Portstewart is a large sandy beach backed by a sand dune system that reaches heights of up to 30 metres (100ft). Neolithic pottery and implements have also read more
Downhill beach offers visitors a long stretch of sandy beach with great surf making it an ideal spot for water sports and long walks with the dog or just a read more
Magilligan Point is the tip of one of the largest (7 miles) sand dune systems in the British Isles. The coastline constantly changes with winter storms and this is one read more