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 a 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 Musseden Temple can be seen which is a popular tourist attraction. Musseden 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 it’s 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
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

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


Have you been to Downhill Beach? What did you love about it? – Let us know:)

Other blogs you may like include: Best Beached in Ireland, Helen’s Bay Beach, Alexandria Beach – Egypt and Crawfordsburn Beach.

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