Downhill Beach is near Coleraine and Portrush along the North Coast of Ireland and also has the impressive Mussenden Temple.
The beach itself is part of an 11km/7 mile stretch of sand and a perfect spot for surfing. Downhill Beach offers a variety of activities for both young and old alike, such as fun water sports and scenic walks that offer breathtaking views along the strand. A great view of Mussenden Temple can be seen which is a popular tourist attraction.
Mussenden Temple is used in the filming of the highly acclaimed Television show Games Of Thrones, so it’s definitely worth seeing up close and personal. You can also enjoy views of counties Donegal, Antrim and Derry/Londonderry from the beach.
The Beach has been frequently awarded the ‘Blue Flag Award’ which recognizes that it’s a well facilitated and looked after beach. The award also recognizes its environmental education and information, the water quality and its safety and service.
Cars are allowed on the Beach all year long, so whatever the weather you can take in those beautiful scenic views in or out of the car.
Downhill Beach Facilities Include:
- Seasonal Beach Lifeguards Service (July & August 11am-7pm daily)
- Dogs Allowed (Restrictions apply)
- Horse Riding (Restrictions apply 1st May- 30th September) Permitted before 11am & after 7pm
- Parking Facilities
Downhill Beach is definitely worth visiting- especially in the sunshine but still great all seasons.
Downhill Beach Location
Downhill Becah is located near Coleraine. It is part of Coleraine Borough Council.
66 Portstewart Road, Coleraine
County Londonderry, BT52 1EY
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