Portstewart Strand - National Trust, Portstewart

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#1 of 23 in Outdoors in County Londonderry
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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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  • Really love beach one of the nicest in Ireland. You can bring your car onto the beach it costs £6 but that's for the whole day (National Trust members are free)  more »
  • Portstewart Strand goes on and on so if you fancy a long uninterrupted walk it's just the job and at the end, to be fair, there is the Bann Estuary and a walk out to the end of the 'mole' to catch sit...  more »
  • Beautiful beach, so nice, clean, extremely well looked after, Visit here every time we are in the area. always plenty of people about.  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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