Castlerock Beach

Location: Sea Road, Castlerock

Castlerock is a 1km (0.7 mile) long stretch of beach between the sea cliffs of Downhill to the west and the Lower River Bann estuary known as the Barmouth to the east.

Managed by Coleraine Borough Council, Castlerock beach backs on to the tranquil resort of Castlerock. The dunes to the east of the entrance are home to Castlerock Golf Club and a private caravan park. The dunes extend back upstream of the Bann estuary to Grangemore (some of the oldest dated dunes in Ireland) and a National Trust bird sanctuary.

Access: From Castlerock town. Cars are permitted. Limited access within the dunes. Walkers and anglers can walk along the concrete pier of the Barmouth (inadvisable in high winds and breaking sea).

Note: watch out for the appearance of small harbour porpoises or seals feeding in the estuary at the Barmouth.

No beach guards on duty.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Coleraine Tourist Information Centre
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Contact Details

Town Hall
35 The Diamond
BT51 1DE

Tel: (028) 7034 4723
Fax: (028) 7035 1756