Beautiful beaches in Northern Ireland

Summer is the season to visit the beautiful beaches in Northern Ireland. Hugging the wild Atlantic ocean and Irish Sea, the beaches in our care include secluded coves and strands which stretch for miles. Backed by breathtaking views and quaint harbour towns, feel the sand between your toes and sea breeze on your face as you rediscover summer's simple pleasures. Build a sandcastle, paddle in the sea and walk through the dunes, you'll be happy to holiday at home with a day out to these scenic seaside spots.

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


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.