Downhill Beach

Downhill Beach is part of an 11km stretch of sand and surf offering a wealth of activities including water sports, scenic walks and facilities for that perfect family day out. Downhill is a Northern Ireland Seaside Award Beach 2013.

Downhill is an area of scientific interest and is also a special area of conservation offering opportunities for nature walks and sightings of bird life amongst a backdrop of cascading waterfalls, towering sand dunes, and the prominent Mussenden Temple, one of the most photographed buildings in Northern Ireland. The temple offers breathtaking views of the North Coast and dramatic 18th century ruins waiting to be explored.

This stretch of beach is one of the most scenic in Ireland and visitors can enjoy views to Counties Donegal, Antrim and Londonderry. The nearest town to Downhill Beach is Castlerock, a small coastal town offering accommodation, pubs, restaurants, and excellent rail and transport links to Coleraine, Belfast and Dublin. Other nearby destinations includes the seaside resorts of Portrush and Portstewart.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Coleraine Tourist Information Centre

Location / Directions

The nearest town is Castlerock which has excellent road and rail links
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Contact Details

Cloonavon
66 Portstewart Road
Coleraine
Co Londonderry
BT52 1EY

Website:
www.colerainebc.gov.uk
Email:
townclerk@colerainebc.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 7034 7034
Fax: (028) 7034 7026