Portstewart Strand - National Trust, Portstewart
(4.6/5 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:

- 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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  • In my opinion the best beach in the world. Long sandy beach, beautiful views, good surf and you can drive onto the beach. What else do you want? 
  • We have toured the coast of Ireland from Belfast to Belfast & found this beach on our travels. WOW what a place, NT members so we stayed for the best part of 4 hours having lunch in our motorhome. Cle...  more »
  • 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...  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...