View map of beach Parking available Toilets available ASSI Dog friendly Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Separated from The Strand Portstewart by the arrival at the sea of the River Bann, Castlerock beach features basalt cliffs at its western end, running east in front of dunes and the Castlerock Golf Course via a promenade to the river.  The strand is sandy and the dunes are part of the Bivenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The adjacent town of Castlerock is friendly and welcoming, with pleny of holiday facilities for the discerning visitor.

Autumn visit photo gallery


What the beach means to James.


An idyllic scene at Castlerock beach.