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

Season: autumn

This attractive, arcing, sandy National Trust beach sits at the foot of Glendun, where the River Dun meets the sea.  At the southern end of the beach there is a small car park near the harbour.  The village is a historical throwback and appears somewhat stylised  nowadays, as in Cornwall.  Visitors come here today to see the Red Caves in Cushendun, used as a location for Game of Thrones.  Altogether this village and beach have a faraway, escapist feel, a real tonic in busy times.

Autumn visit photo gallery


Denis takes us back.


Beside the beach at Cushendun.