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Portrush Whiterocks Beach

  • Portrush
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Beaches

Attraction Information

Recently awarded with the prestigious 2013 Blue Flag Award, Portrush Whiterocks Beach has become a favourite with locals and a must see destination for International visitors.

The limestone cliffs of the White Rocks stretch from Curran Strand to Dunluce Castle. You can take a boat trip into these soft, sedimentary rocks have been carved through centuries into a labyrinth of caves and arches. Shelagh's Head, the Wishing Arch, Elephant Rock and the Lion's Paw are headlands of distinguishable forms which rise out of the ocean.

On the main coast road, you will find pull in areas and a large car park where you can take in the incredible views of the headlands to the Giant's Causeway and back to Portrush and Donegal. Along the beach, there are grassy knolls with sea views and ideal for picnics.

The beach attracts water sports enthusiasts, as regular surfers and body boarders can be seen in the surf, and there are many shops and services nearby that can organize the hire of such equipment.

Car parking and toilet facilities are also located close to the beach. The postcode is just for satnav to get you close, please do plan your journey independently.

Opening hours

Lifeguard cover July, August and the first half of September.


Parking charges may apply.

Travel & Contact Information


Parking on Kerr Street, Portrush, County Londonderry, BT56 8DQ, Northern Ireland

Phone number

028 9023 1221



Click here to visit Portrush Whiterocks Beach's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets and accessible toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, Portrush Whiterocks Beach is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

No, Portrush Whiterocks Beach have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Portrush Whiterocks Beach has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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