Magilligan Strand

Beach facilities

View map of beach ASSI Dog friendly Lifeguards on beach Beach cleaned regularly Good water quality for swimming

Season: autumn

Magilligan Strand stretches a full seven miles from Castlerock in the east to Magilligan Point in the west, taking in Benone beach and Downhill Strand along the way.  This is a glorious sandy shoreline, backed by a large dune system that is home to varied wildlife and birds.  There is access via boardwalks through the dunes.  Magilligan Strand is a Blue Flag beach, fine for swimming in the clean water.  There is seasonal lifeguard cover and the beach is regularly cleaned.  Highly recommended.

Autumn visit photo gallery


What the beach means to Joanne.


The Downhill beach end of Magilligan Strand, with Messendum Temple on the cliffs at the Portstewart end.