The Coastal Zone, Portrush

Portrush Coastal Zone is the Department of the Environment's main coastal and marine centre. Discovery pools and tanks along with displays and activities give visitors the chance to learn more about Northern Ireland’s marine and coastal wildlife and heritage.

At the rear of the centre is a viewing platform which affords excellent views towards the sea. From here dolphins, seals and harbour porpoises can sometimes be seen.

* The visitor centre is open to 4th September.*


Admisson Free.

Opening times:

The visitor centre is currently closed until further notice.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Portrush Visitor Information Centre
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  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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