Portstewart Strand

Important notice -

Portstewart Strand continues to be open for local visitors to enjoy. You no longer need to book a parking space in advance. Please follow NI Executive guidance on social distancing.

Miles of golden sand

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Portstewart Strand

Things to see and do

Things to see and do at Portstewart Strand

Dip your toes in the waves as you explore a beach hugged by ancient dunes full of wildlife.

Children playing on the beach

Activities at Portstewart Strand 

Make the most of any season and get down on the beach at Portstewart Strand. From wintery walks to summer sand castle competitions there's something for the family to enjoy in all weathers.

A walker with his dog on the beach at Penrose, Cornwall

Dogs on Portstewart Strand  

We love to see your dogs having fun and exercising on the beach. In order to keep them and all our visitors safe, we have a few simple asks

Portstewart Strand Sand Dunes

Game of Thrones at Portstewart Strand 

Did you know that Portstewart Strand was used as a filming location for Game of Thrones as well as other locations across NI. Read more about it here.

Portstewart Strand

Wildlife

A Butterfly at Portstewart Strand

Teeming with wildlife 

From butterflies to dolphins Portstewart Strand is home to all sorts of creatures, great and small.

Portstewart Strand Dunes

Portstewart Strand Dune and Estuary Walk 

Step into a different world as you walk through the 6,000 year-old sand dunes at one of Northern Ireland's best beaches, Portstewart Strand. Walking to the river edge at the Bann Estuary, spot colourful wildflowers, buzzing bees and beautiful butterflies.