Portstewart Strand - National Trust, Portstewart

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#1 of 18 in Outdoors in County Londonderry
Portstewart Strand has a long history of welcoming visitors to its golden sands and superb dune system. It is an important nature conservation site and is officially designated an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation.

The magnificent two-mile strand of glistening golden sand is one of Northern Ireland's finest and most popular beaches with all ages. it is the perfect spot to spend lazy summer days and take long walks into the sand dunes, which are a haven for wild flowers and butterflies.

EXPLORE:

- Explore the sand dunes and waymarked nature trail;

- Many species of butterflies and moths, and colourful wild flowers;

- Visit the newly restored Grangemore birdhide for fantastic birdwatching;

- Enjoy lazy summer days, family picnics and sandcastles.
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  • August 19, 2017
    The view on a sunny day there was immediately struck. Has nothing to envy to the great American beaches type Coronado Beach!!
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  • August 18, 2017
    A national trust area so entrance fee unless member. Lovely sandy beach that you can drive on to so families with young children need to watch closely for moving traffic (although most drivers are awa...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Situated opposite the golf course Portstewart Strand is a beautiful beach and possibly one of the best around. It is long wide and faces out towards the Atlantic Ocean. The sea can be quite rough at t...  more »
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  • This beach is super clean, of you are a National Trust member, entry is free. But if you have to pay, do! It's worth every penny. Not to forget during the summer, the RNLI is down there protecting people in the water.
  • Gorgeous walk along the stand - even on a gloomy day. Water temperature did not deter kids. They lived every minute. Bring football, sand toys and/or a kite. Nice walk along the sea on footpath back to Port Stewart.
  • Awesome pure sand beach, with views of sky and sea and donegal Ireland. If you arrive by car you park on the beech and it's fine to drive on the sand right down the beech.
  • Great clean beach.
  • Stunning. A beach like no other. Clean and proudly kept and looked after.

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