Portstewart Strand - National Trust, Portstewart

(4.6/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Portstewart strand is a beautiful beach however it is unfortunate that during the off-season, in the absence of the national trust presence, dogs are permitted (despite the signs) to run free in all a...  more »
  • My husband and I spent a lovely hour walking the beach in rather damp conditions but who can not be impressed with this beautiful stretch of coastline. The beach was clean and cars are allowed to park...  more »
  • Never tire of walking the strand with my dog. Sand is pristine, bins plentiful and views superb. A great advantage being able to take your car, through would prefer them to be limited to the first par...  more »
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  • 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 spot, wonderful views and you can bring your car onto the beach.
  • Amazing place to visit. Was free when we went.
  • 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.
  • Great for a walk - huge unspoilt beach. If you're driving, just be sure to avoid the soft sand...