Beautiful beaches in Northern Ireland

Hugging the wild Atlantic ocean and Irish Sea, beaches in Northern Ireland offer the perfect place to feel the sand between your toes and sea breeze in your face. Backed by quaint harbour towns and breathtaking views, the beautiful beaches in our care are some of the best scenic seaside spots in Ireland. From golden stretches like Portstewart Strand to cosy coves like White Park Bay, rediscover the simple pleasures of summer as you walk through the dunes, paddle in the sea or build sandcastles in the sun.

Murlough National Nature Reserve

Murlough National Nature Reserve 

Murlough National Nature Reserve is an extraordinarily beautiful dune landscape overlooked by the rounded peaks of the Mourne Mountains. It is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system and managed as Ireland’s first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains. The views are spectacular at any time of the year.

Body boarding at Portstewart Strand

Portstewart Strand  

Sweeping along the edge of the North Coast, this two-mile stretch of golden sand is one of Northern Ireland's best beaches. With Mussenden Temple perched on the cliffs, views of Inishowen headland and sand dunes to explore, discover the perfect place for lazy picnics, surfing, slacklining and long walks where wild flowers dance in the breeze and beautiful butterflies flutter around.

Sunrise at White Park Bay

White Park Bay 

This spectacular sandy beach forms a white arc between two headlands on the North Antrim Coast. Backed by ancient dunes, its secluded location is stunning at sunrise and sunset and every moment in between. Most importantly, White Park Bay is a home for local birds, animals and plant life.

Cushendun bay

Cushendun 

Nestled in the Glens of Antrim, Cushendun village on the mouth of the River Dunn, is a traditional fishing village steeped in character. It has a lovely beach backed by species rich grassland. Explore the circular walking trail and admire the beautiful white-washed cottages and woodlands around Glenmona, a great place to spot the increasingly uncommon red squirrel.