Portstewart Strand - National Trust, Portstewart

Categories: Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 110 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 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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  • There is a large area of granular material adjacent to a body of water which appears to be moving in some sort of rhythmic pattern. After observing for some time I have begun to suspect that the gravi...  read more »
  • Was out here this morning having a walk on the beach. Stunning views and a clean beach. Perfect for a stroll or a run. Beautiful on a sunny day. Sit at the top of the cliff on the benches and take in ...  read more »
  • Drawn here by Harry's Shack (see review elsewhere), this was the ideal spot for a postprandial walk - despite the wind and the rain! A very attractive white strand, overlooked by the hills of Donegal. 
  • Great in the winter, can be bush in the summer.. Beautiful walk from Portstewart prom to the beach.
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