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Benone Strand

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Benone Strand

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Benone Strand forms part of one of Ireland's longest beaches. A Blue Flag beach, it is popular throughout the year for a variety of outdoor activities and events with great views along the North Coast, to Inishowen in Donegal and to Scotland.

Start Point:
C717363

Finish Point:
C757363

Route:
Park at entrance to Benone Strand (or on beach if area is busy), continue eastwards along beach with views to Downhill and Mussenden. Retrace your steps to Benone for a longer walk. Dog walkers please note seasonal dog free zone May - Sept. Boardwalks in duneland may be used for dog walking to reach open beach. 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, horses etc throughout the year.

Distance:
2.5 miles

Terrain:
Sandy beach backed by duneland

Point of interest:
Look out for seals, porpoises and bird life

Facilities:
Toilets are available at the entrance to the beach at Benone & Downhill and at Benone Tourist Complex. Refreshments available at Benone Tourist Complex, Magilligan & Castlerock.

Publication:
n/a

Publication availability:
n/a

Nearest town:
Bellarena & Magilligan

OS map:
4 or Causeway Coast & Rathlin Activity Map

Accessible toilet facilities:
Yes

Accessible terrain:
Beach

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Free (parking charges may apply)

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Map & Directions

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Benone Strand is located off the Seacoast Rd (A2), 12 miles north of Limavady and 4 miles west of Castlerock. Follow the Seacoast Road north from Limavady signed for Causeway Coastal Route.

Public Transport Directions

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