East Strand Beach, Portrush

** PUBLIC NOTICE ** Please be advised that due to essential maintenance repairs the main sets of steps onto East Strand beach will be closed for public access funtil the beginning of June.  Access to the beach is still possible via other steps and access ramp at Watersports Centre - advisory signage in place. Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.
East Strand Beach forms a continuum of sand, approx 2.5 miles long, merging into Curran Strand and Whiterocks at its eastern extremity. East Strand Beach is popular for watersports all year round, especially surfing. The beach is bounded by an impressive new pedestrian promenade and an extensive dune system hosting the world famous Royal Portrush Golf Course. Excellent views of The Skerries and the Causeway headlands.

Please refer to all safety signage at East Strand Beach and heed advice given by lifeguards during the season.

Facilities: Car Parking, Dogs Allowed, Lifeguard Service, Toilets. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: disabled toilets and disabled parking. Concrete access ramps onto beach at both ends of promenade. Water quality is Good. Awards: Seaside Award Resort.

East Strand Beach and it's associated dune system has a rich biodiversity. Sea birds include fulmar, eider, gull, guillemot, gannet and tern. The dune system has been recently stabilised with help from The Conservation Volunteers.

Getting to the start by car:

East Strand Beach car park is located off Causeway Street in Portrush.

Getting to the start by public transport:

A daily bus service passes close to East Strand Beach entrance and Portrush Train Station is approx. 400m from the beach.

Getting to the start on foot:

Tourists can follow the UW/CCW that follows the promenade flanking the beach.  Within Portrush, there are many pedestrian access points giving access to East Strand Beach.

Opening times:

All year round

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portrush Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Signposted the Causeway Street, Portrush.
  • Tea-room/Cafe onsite
  • Gift Shop
  • Toilets
  • Dogs accepted by arrangement
  • Accept Groups/Coach Parties
  • Open Sundays
  • Open Evenings
  • Open Mondays
  • Picnic Area
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
  • Baby Changing facilities
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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