Portstewart Strand

Important notice -

Portstewart Strand continues to be open for local visitors to enjoy. You will need to book in advance to secure a parking space. Please follow NI Executive guidance to stay local.

Miles of golden sand

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Portstewart Strand Beach

Please book ahead before visiting

You will need to book your car parking space in advance of your arrival to Portstewart Strand from 20 March. Members can book for free, while non-members will need to pay when booking. We'll be releasing tickets every Friday and  you will need to book your car parking space by 3pm the day before your visit. Please note we may have to turn people away who arrive and haven't booked. We're looking forward to welcoming you back.

Portstewart Strand

What's on

Upcoming events

Timed car parking at Portstewart Strand (19 Apr - 25 Apr)

Thu 22 Apr 2021
Book your timed car parking at Portstewart Strand.

Adventures in nature at Portstewart Strand

Discover your local family-friendly trail at Portstewart Strand with fun activities to do along the way. Complete the trail and earn your chocolate reward at the end

Playing in the sea

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.

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

Things to see and do

A Butterfly at Portstewart Strand

Wildlife at Portstewart Strand 

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

Birds at Portstewart Strand

From High Arctic to South Africa 

In the Autumn and Winter months, Portstewart Strand says goodbye to summer holiday makers and welcomes new visitors from as far as the High Arctic. These visitors are of the flying variety, such as wader birds, wildfowl and gulls.

Portstewart Strand