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Benone (leading to Downhill Beach)

Benone Strand, Limavady, Derry~Londonderry, BT49 0LG
Benone Beach
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Benone Strand is located off the Seacoast Rd (A2) on the Causeway Coastal Route, 12 miles north of Limavady and 4 miles west of Castlerock.

Park at entrance to Benone Strand (or on the beach if the area is busy), continue eastwards along the beach with views to Downhill and Mussenden.
Retrace your steps to Benone for a longer walk.

There is a military firing range to west of beach entrance which has restricted access.
Be aware of various acitvities on the beach such as shore angling, kiting, horse riding etc. throughout the year.

Information for dog owners:
Dog walkers please note seasonal dog free zone May - September. Boardwalks in duneland may be used for dog walking to reach the open beach.





  • Toilets for disabled visitors


  • Picnic Area

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (free)

Map & Directions

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Magilligan PointMagilligan Point, LimavadyMagilligan Point guards the mouth of Lough Foyle and is home to Lough Foyle Ferry and Martello Tower. This short beach walk through a National Nature Reserve provides opportunities for visitors to explore the beach or spot birdlife and sealife.

Downhill ForestDownhill Wood, Northern IrelandDownhill Forest is a small mixed woodland of 83 hectares just inland from the North Coast of Northern Ireland, near Castlerock.

Mussenden TempleDownhill Demesne and Mussenden Temple, Northern IrelandWith fabulous views that stretch over the Causeway Coast and open windswept cliff top walks, it is not surprising that Downhill Estate is part of the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Public Transport Directions

A regular bus route runs from Limavady to Coleraine.

By car, follow the Seacoast Road north from Limavady, signed for Causeway Coastal Route, or the Mussenden Road from Castlerock.

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