Explore the North Coast by Sea with Portrush Sea Tours

Posted on August 25, 2014 @ 3:40 PM in Adventure

The North Coast is most famous for one thing (no I’m not thinking of Barry’s amusements or Morellis ice-cream although both strong contenders!); it’s all in the name, of course I’m talking about the fabulous coastline! With sea stack cliffs, historic castles, beautiful beaches and a famous geological phenomenom there are lots of impressive sights to behold in this part of the world. With so much to see the best view is definitely from the water as I would soon find out on my trip with Portrush Sea Tours who offer exhilarating tours of the famous coastline by boat.

Window wipers on I began my journey from Belfast to the North Coast one not so sunny Saturday excited for my tour on the ‘high seas’. Heading up ahead of schedule I made time for an obligatory ‘99’ (it’s never too early for ice-cream) just in time for the sun to come out, and for me to enjoy the views from Portrush East Strand.  

Portrush Sea Tours
Conveniently located right on the North Pier (next to Ramore Wine Bar a great place for a bite of lunch, dinner or a drink or two after) it was easy to find Portrush Sea Tours shop.   It was here I met Crawford and Pearl; Mr and Mrs Portrush Sea Tours - a dynamic duo and our skipper and tour guide for the morning.  After a friendly welcome and a cup of coffee everyone was soon assembled eager to get aboard.  Kitted out with life jackets, Crawford gave a safety briefing and we hopped on the Stormforce 11, a fast RIB (rigid inflatable boat) which would treat us to some exciting speeds at the same time remaining very comfortable and stable on the water.  With a cover for the boat allowing us to still have full view there was no need to let the threat of rain put a dampner on the day and more importantly us! All aboard, as no one else seemed to be fighting for it I was straight up the front beside the captain. 

North Coast ToursThe captain doing what he does best; a famous face hidden within the Skerries

Pearl explained the plan for the tour and give us a rough run down of what we would be seeing then with a whir of the engine we were off leaving the harbour behind us as Crawford got the tunes going.  Passing the impressive Ramore Head our next stop was the Skerries; a small group of islands scattered just off the Portrush coast, formed from cooled volcanic lava. Pearls knowledge of the area was fantastic and both she and Crawford had a great awareness of the wildlife pointing out Iderback ducks and grey seals which I would have missed.  Pearl had plenty of fascinating facts about this particular spot including famous faces hidden within the rocks, tails of freedom fighters and the secret of how the rabbits got to the skerries!   Sorry guys my lips are sealed – you’ll just have to go on the tour to find out. 

Portrush Sea Tours

Pearl telling us some interesting facts about the area

Accelerating along the water with the sea air in our hair we headed to Portballintrae harbour also known as the fictional town of Lordsport in the television series Game of Thrones. After admiring the distinctive white church high above us on the headland more impressive sites awaited us in the form of Dunluce Castle and the White Rocks.  Perched right on the edge of basalt cliffs, towering above us Dunluce Castle was a particular highlight for me.  It was amazing to stare up at the mighty structure from the sea and take it in from an entirely new and impressive perspective.  Built on the site of an ancient Irish fort, the Scottish style castle was occupied by the MacDonnells of Antrim and the MacDonalds of Dunnyveg, Scotland, providing no shortage of fascinating history for Pearl to share with us including tales of the kitchen which fell into the sea in 1690 and the ghosts that were left behind.

The awesome views continued as we zoomed beside the White Rocks stretching from Dunluce Castle to East Strand, an impressive array of limestone cliffs with caves and arches only accessible from the sea – something I would have never knew existed or have been able to witness from dry land. After waving at a group coasteering; jumping from the cliffs and exploring the caves, we headed back towards Portrush to take in the sandy beaches and impressive dunes. 

Born and bred in the North Coast Crawford and Pearls passion for the area really came through as they shared local knowledge, history and folklore helping to bring each location to life ensuring everyone was entertained both kids and adults throughout.  After taking in all the sites it was then time for Crawford to show us what the Storm Force could really do as he told us to hold on tight and notched up the speed for a fantastic spin which got everyone’s heart racing and the adults onboard fighting the kids for a coveted place at the back!

North Coast Tours

Crawford and I back on dry land

After a few laps at speed and skimming through the waves it was time to head back with the hour having flown in.  Once back everyone was raving about the trip keen to find out when they could go again. We had experienced the Bay to Bay Sea Tour however other trips include the Giant’s Causeway tour and Rathlin Island tour as well as the opportunity to go further afield to the Scottish islands of Juraand Islay so there was plenty of reason for everyone to come back for more. It was a fantastic experience made all the better by Crawford and Pearls welcoming and friendly nature with everyone learning a lot and getting to experience never before seen views of the coast.  Whether you are a regular visitor to this part of the world or are here for the first time I would definitely recommend this trip as I know Crawford and Pearl will guarantee you won’t be disappointed!  You don’t just have to take my word for it however, as theTripadvisor reviews speak for themselves.   

Activity Provider:

Portrush Sea Tours

+44(0)77 61696060 

info@portrushseatours.com

www.portrushseatours.com 

Cost:

Bay to Bay Sea Tour (approx 1 hour)

Cost per person: £20

Know someone who might like to give this a go?  You can purchase this and other tours online from the OutdoorNI.com Gift Voucher page.   

 

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Executive

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

August Bank Holiday 2014

Posted on August 21, 2014 @ 10:19 AM in Adventure

From splashing good fun in the water to knee trembling heights there are lots of action packed activities taking place during the August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014, ideal for those looking to make the most of the last weekend of summer with friends or family before school starts back!

August Bank Holiday Family Fun

This bank holiday weekend will not disappoint when it comes to fun-filled, action-packed activities to keep the kids entertained!August Bank Holiday Family Fun

Belfast is a great location to start the fun. Visit Mobile Team Adventure at Shaw's Bridge, just a short drive from the city centre where you can enjoy a morning out on the water during a family canoe/ kayak open session. Later in the afternoon, why not hire bikes and hit the family friendly mountain bike trails in Barnett Demesne.

Ever thought about spending your bank holiday weekend in a Jungle? Now you can during a Family Fun Day at the Jungle NI. Find your inner Robin Hood during an archery session, scale the climbing wall or experience the thrill of speeding along on two wheels on one of JungleNI’s segways!

For those with kids aged 12 years and up seeking the adrenaline rush of something a bit more adventurous then Family Coasteering with Clearsky Adventure Centre is the ideal family activity. Supervised by experienced instructors, dive right into this action packed activity as you walk, scramble, jump and sometimes crawl along the Strangford coastline.

August Bank Holiday Adventures With Your Mates

Its a long awaited three days of work! So grab a couple of mates and head to on of the many great action packed activities sure to get your adrenaline pumping!August Bank Holiday Adventures With Your Mates

Whether you are new to surfing and keen to catch your first wave or if you are a seasoned pro, enjoy a ladies only day out on the waves during Northern Ireland's Roxy Ladies Surf Day on Sat 23rd and Sun 24th Aug at East Strand Watersports Centre, Portrush. Take part in a 1 hour surf lesson followed by a 1 hour Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) and on board yoga session.

Join Simply Sea Kayak for a half day Introduction to Sea Kayaking course on Sat 23rd or Sun 24th Aug.  Aimed at newcomers to the world of paddle sport. This is a fun and informative session out on the water which can be enjoyed individually or with friends.

Get competitive as your time yourself against the clock to navigate the obstacle course and race through the forest trails during the Segway Off-Road Experience with Segway NI.

Check out OutdoorNI Fun with Friends for even more fantastic activities!

Exam Results Gift Ideas

A fantastic reward for a job well done! OutdoorNI have a number of exciting Gift Vouchers for you to choose from to reward the hard work put in by all those who have got or are waiting on exam results.Exam Result Gift Ideas

Learn to Surf with expert instruction from Long Line Surf School. Learn the basics needed catch your first wave! All equipment is provided during this 2.5 hour lesson so all you have to do is turn up and enjoy the surf!

Share the driver's seat with 2 friends during an Off-road Driving Taster Experience with Todd’s Leap as you conquer the muddy climbs, drops & hazards of an exhilarating 8 mile off road course guided by a qualified instructor. Finish the day being driven round the course at Rally Competition speed! With no age restrictions or need for a driving licence for this experience everyone can have a go. 

Experience the Tarzan Tree Top Adventure Taster Session at The Jungle NI. Take on 12 challenging elements set at varying heights above the ground, some up to 70ft high, concluding in spectacular fashion with the exhilarating 200m zipline and gravity-defying Power Fan Drop.

Have a great August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014!

Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She is interested to see if marketing outdoor activities on a daily basis and being surrounded by sporty colleagues rubs off, and stirs up a love for the outdoors (once she conquers her fear of heights of course!).

Have a Glamping Activity Holiday in Northern Ireland

Posted on July 24, 2014 @ 11:39 AM in Adventure

With so many fantastic glamping sites just across the border, Northern Ireland is a must visit this summer for your chance to get away from it all without breaking the bank.  Whether you want to roadtrip towards an action packed weekend with your mates or enjoy a family short break in the outdoors with some added comfort Northern Ireland is the place to be. From the stunning coastline of the North Coast, to the famous lakelands of Fermanagh, beautiful beaches, sunsets and stargazing await you on your glamping adventure!      

‘Glamping’ or glamorous camping combines all the fun of camping with some of the amenities of a home so you can enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors with the added bonus of staying dry. Give yourself more time to relax and enjoy the fantastic outdoor activities Northern Ireland has to offer. 

With lots of outdoor activity providers located beside the glamping sites adventure will be right on your doorstep so you can have a hassle free break and make it as action packed or as chilled out as you want.  Here are some of our top suggestions of glamping spots in Northern Ireland.

Glamping in Strangford

Camping Pods, Castle Ward, Strangford

These four eco friendly continental camping pods can be found tucked away in the stunning 820 acre demesne of Castle Ward. Offering standard and family camping these pods are ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. Just outside your doorstop you will have over 12km of off road cycling and walking trails to explore. Take advantage of onsite activity provider Clearsky’s package which includes glamping with bike hire and archery or canoe hire so you can explore the trails and tour round some of the film locations for Game of Thrones. 

Glamping in Co. Fermanagh

Trannish Island Bothy, Upper Lough Erne

Trannish Island is a great base for those on an adventure break following the Lough Erne Canoe Trail. With a cosy wood burning stove, camping platforms to sleep on, toilets and solar powered showers, the Bothy avoids the hassle of carrying and setting up tents. Only accessible by canoe you are definitely in for a wild experience and with the opportunity to book the Bothy for exclusive use you can even have the entire island to yourself – eat your heart out Richard Branson!

Situated just a paddle away is Ireland’s largest multi-activity centre; Share Discovery Village, where you can hire a range of canoes or kayaks to access the island or take part in one of their many exciting outdoor activities available throughout the year.

Glamping in Co. Derry~Londonderry


Glamping Pods, JungleNI, Magherafelt

Ever wondered what it would be like to camp out in a Jungle?! Kick back, relax and enjoy the benefits of your very own Glamping pod and outdoor patio area equipped with a camp fire and picnic benches within the grounds of JungleNI. Each pod has access to its own BBQ area as well as having electric heating and is double glazed ensuring you are kept cosy no matter what the weather! These purpose built huts sleep up to 8 people. If you really want to ‘Glamp’ it up after a day of outdoor activities roll downhill in the Zorbs or take on the Jungle's treetop High Ropes course before unwinding in the outdoor hot tub!

Camping Cocoon’s, Carrowmena Activity Centre, Limavady

Enjoy staying in one of Carrowmena’s eco friendly ‘Camping Cocoons’ ideal for those looking to get away from it all. Located in the Binevanagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you can relax in the tranquility of the outdoors. Each Cocoon sleeps up to 6 people with discounts available for those taking part in the centres outdoor activities  including canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and orienteering.

Camping Pods, Benone Tourist Complex, Benone

These custom made lodges are fully insulated and can sleep up to 6 people. Also included is a kettle, heater, lighting and each lodge has its own picnic table. Just a short walk from the campsite is Benone Beach which hosts a number of action packed outdoor activities. How about taking a surf lesson or hiring a surf board from Long Line Surf School? You can also give Stand up Paddleboaring (SUP) a go with Long Line Water Trails. For those looking to stay on dry land why not explore the beach on a Segway with Segway Express?

Glamping in the North Coast

Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery of the North Coast like never before by taking part in one of the many outdoor activities in the area.  Catch a wave with Troggs Surf School in Portrush, go kayaking along the coast with Simply Sea Kayak, take a leap from the cliffs coasteering with Xplore Outdoors or try scuba diving with Aquaholics.  For those keen to see this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from a different angle book onto a sea safari with Aquaholics departing from Portstewart harbour or hop aboard Portrush Sea Tour’s  boat for trips departing daily from Portrush harbour.

Camping Cabins & Geo Domes, Blair's Caravan Park, Portrush 

Just a short drive away from all of the above activities, sit out under the stars outside your very own camping cabin or alternatively enjoy all the comforts of Ireland’s first Geo Dome

Hit the Road

Create your own adventure with Bunk Campers whose campervan rental service is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends looking for an action packed, enjoyable short break experience. Most vans come with fully functional heating, cooking facilities, iPod connectivity, and converted bed space. 

With the freedom of four wheels to take you anywhere for an adventure check out our top tips for activities in the North Coast and Mournes.

So what are you waiting for?! Happy Glamping!

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson  Marketing Executive

Sarah joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in 2011. A firm believer in giving anything a go at least once (unless it involves jumping out of a plane at 6,000ft!) she is always looking for new adventures in the outdoors and can often be found wandering the Mournes or Glens of Antrim attempting not to get lost!

Glamping Adventures in Northern Ireland

Posted on July 9, 2014 @ 5:35 PM in Adventure

Whether you’re looking for an action packed weekend with your mates or a short break away with the kids then Glamping in Northern Ireland is a must this summer!

‘Glamping’ or glamorous camping combines all the fun of camping with some of the amenities of a home so you can enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors with the added bonus of staying dry. Give yourself more time to relax and enjoy the fantastic outdoor activities Northern Ireland has to offer. 

With lots of outdoor activity providers located beside the glamping sites you won’t have a chance to get bored. So whether you are looking to have some fun with your mates or spend some quality time with the kids then a glamping adventure break in Northern Ireland is the perfect choice.

Here are some of our top suggestions of glamping spots in Northern Ireland:

The Jungle NI

Derry~Londonderry

Glamping Pods, JungleNI, Magherafelt

Ever wondered what it would be like to camp out in a Jungle?! Kick back, relax and enjoy the benefits of your very own Glamping pod and outdoor patio area equipped with a camp fire and picnic benches within the grounds of JungleNI. Each pod has access to its own BBQ area as well as having electric heating and is double glazed ensuring you are kept cosy no matter what the weather! These purpose built huts sleep up to 8 people. If you really want to ‘Glamp’ it up after a day of outdoor activities rolling downhill in the Zorbs or taking on the Jungle's High Ropes course unwind in the outdoor hot tub!

Camping Pods, Benone Tourist Complex

These custom made lodges are fully insulated and can sleep up to 6 people, with two sets of bunk beds, a single bed and an extra mattress. Also included is a kettle, heater, lighting and each lodge has its own picnic table. Just a short walk from the campsite is Benone Beach which hosts a number of action packed outdoor activities! How about taking a surf lesson or hiring a surf board from Long Line Surf School? You can also give Stand up Paddleboaring (SUP) a go with Long Line Water Trails. For those looking to stay on dry land how about exploring the beach on a Segway with Segway Express?

Glamping Northern Ireland

Camping Cocoon’s, Carrowmena

Enjoy staying in one of Carrowmena’s eco friendly ‘Camping Cocoons’ ideal for those looking to get away from it all. Located in the Binevanagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty you can relax in the tranquillity of the outdoors afforded by this glamping spots location. Each Cocoon sleeps up to 6 people with discounts available for those taking part in the centres outdoor activities which include canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing and orienteering.

Fermanagh

Trannish Island Bothy, Upper Lough Erne

Trannish Island is a great base for those on an adventure break following the Lough Erne Canoe Trail. With a cosy wood burning stove, camping platforms to sleep on, toilets and solar powered showers, the Bothy avoids the hassle of carrying and setting up tents. Only accessible by canoe you are definitely in for a wild experience and with the opportunity to book the Bothy for exclusive use you can even have the entire island to yourself – eat your heart out Richard Branson!

Situated just a paddle away is Ireland’s largest multi-activity centre; Share Discovery Village, where you can hire a range of canoes or kayaks to access the island or take part in one of their many exciting outdoor activities available throughout the year.

Trannish Island Bothy

Strangford

Camping Pods, Castle Ward

These four eco friendly continental camping pods can be found tucked away in the stunning 820 acre demesne of Castle Ward. Offering standard and family camping these pods are ideal for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle. Just outside your doorstop you will have over 12km of off road cycling and walking trails to explore. This package includes: Bike hire so you can explore the trails and tour round some of the film locations for Game of Thrones. Alternatively you can book the pods separately and choose from a range of activities including canoeing, kayaking, archery and Sea Safari's from Clearksy Activity Centre based onsite. 

North Coast

There are lots of outdoor activities in this area.  Catch a wave with Troggs Surf School in Portrush, go kayaking along the coast with Simply Sea Kayak, take a leap from the cliffs coasteering with Xplore Outdoors or try scuba diving with Aquaholics.  All these activities and more take place just a short walk or drive from the popular campsites. For those keen to see this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from a different angle book onto a sea safari with Aquaholics departing from Portstewart harbour or hop aboard Portrush Sea Tour’s boat for trips departing daily from Portrush harbour.

Camping Cabins & Geo Domes, Blair's Caravan Park, Portrush 

Sit out under the stars outside your very own camping cabin alternatively enjoy all the comforts of Ireland’s first Geo Dome! Both are able to accommodate a family of 5 the cabins are in an ideal location for those looking to explore all that the North Coast has to offer, from stunning beaches to cliff top walks this is the ideal short break holiday location in Northern Ireland.

Bunk Campers

Create your own adventure with Bunk Campers whose campervan rental service is ideal for couples, families and groups of friends looking for an action packed, enjoyable short break experience. Most vans come with fully functional heating, cooking facilities, iPod connectivity, and converted bed space and in some cases even shower and toilet facilities. 

With the freedom of four wheels to take you anywhere for an adventure check out our top tips for activities in the North Coast and Mournes where you can surf the waves on the many beautiful beaches, travel up mountainous rivers on a wet bouldering session, or take in the views whilst having a go rock climbing.

Camping Northern Ireland
So what are you waiting for?! Happy Glamping!
Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She is interested to see if marketing outdoor activities on a daily basis and being surrounded by sporty colleagues rubs off, and stirs up a love for the outdoors (once she conquers her fear of heights of course!).

Top Summer Schemes in Northern Ireland 2014

Posted on June 4, 2014 @ 2:28 PM in Adventure

With only a couple of weeks to go until the school holidays begin you may be starting to stress about how you are going to keep the kids entertained this summer...The good news is there are lots of fantastic outdoor activity summer schemes happening across Northern Ireland over July and August that are sure to keep them out of mischief!

A great way of making new friends, learning new skills and most importantly getting out of the house and having fun in the great outdoors, the kids are sure to make some great memories and have lots of laughs this summer. With tones of outdoor summer schemes to choose from finding the right activity and date shouldn’t be a problem with many schemes available to book by the day and residential options also available.  With all of the summer schemes listed below taking place with accredited providers you can rest easy knowing your kids are in safe hands and no doubt having a ball!   

Summer Schemes Northern Ireland

Here is a list of some of the top summer schemes taking place in Northern Ireland over the school holidays:

Belfast Summer Schemes

Belfast Activity Centre, Barnett Demesne, Malone Rd

30th June – 22nd August

Set in the heart of the Lagan Valley Regional Park, Belfast Activity Centre is the perfect setting for the kids to experience the great outdoors just minutes from the city centre.  Two multia-ctivity summer schemes are available one for ages 8-11 and one for ages 12-16.  The kids will get to explore the centre’s artificial cave, take on their high ropes challenges and complete team games.  For those who love the water the centre is also running a paddling scheme in association with Belfast Kayak Academy on the River Lagan. 

Mobile Team Adventure, Ardnavalley

21st July – 21st August

Also just mintues from the city centre, Mobile Team Adventure’s summer scheme is jam packed with fun activities from canoeing and kayaking to water games and gorge walking.  The kids will be divided into two age groups; 9-15 years and 5-8 years to make sure they get the most out of these fantastic activities.  They are also running an Overnight Camp consisting of two overnight stays in a tent and three days of fun outdoor activities for a truly wild time!

Bryson LaganSports, Ravenhill Rd, Belfast

28th July - 22nd August

Running over 4 weeks starting on Monday 28th July this week of adventure activities in Belfast is perfectly situated for parents working in the city centre - drop the kids off and let them have a laugh with kids their own age.  From water zorbing on the Lagan to canoeing, archery and campcraft there will be plenty to keep them busy and out of mischief this summer as they learn and have fun with fully qualified instructors.     

Strangford Summer Schemes

Clearsky Adventure Centre, Castle Ward

28th July – 1st August & 4th – 8th August 

Set in the grounds of the stunning Castle Ward Estate this is one summer scheme that promises to send the kids back tired! Activities range from climbing and pier jumping to canoeing, archery and mountainbiking with the week concluding with a family BBQ.  Don’t panic if you don’t have time to drop them off, Clearsky are running a free shuttle bus service from Newcastle, Strangford and Downpatrick each day – we have a feeling this is one bus they won’t be late for in the morning! Suitable for those aged 8-15yrs old.

Fermanagh Summer Schemes

Share Discovery Village, Lisnaskea

30th June – 22nd August

Based on the shores of Lough Erne Share are offering no less than 15 summer schemes with week long skills development courses in sailing, canoeing, lifesaving, windsurfing and mountain biking.  The kids will not only have a great time but also receive a recognised qualification at the end of the week.  Alternatively if they can’t decide which one to choose then there are also multi-activity weeks with a little taste of everything.  The courses take place Monday to Friday and are suitable for 8-16 year olds.

For those who can’t get enough of the action they are also running their annual residential adventure camp 10th – 17th August.  Suitable for 10-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds the camps include morning, afternoon and evening activities, food, accommodation and 24 hr supervision. 

Northern Ireland Summer Schemes

Mourne Summer Schemes

Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan Forest Park

7th July – 22nd August

Life’s Adventure Summer Camp runs Monday to Friday throughout July and August for age groups ranging from 8 to 14 year olds.  With the aim of giving every participant the opportunity to have new experiences, make new friends, learn new 'Life' skills and have an awesome time doing so. Their summer camps will involve a range of activities including survival skills, canoeing, archery, wet bouldering, raft building and team games.

East Coast Adventure Centre, Rostrevor

1st July – 30th August

Let the kids experience a real adventure on a week long residential or send them to the day camp and drop them off on your way to work and hear all about their action packed day on the way home.  Both day and residential camps will run throughout July and August with camps available for all skill levels and ages from little Indians (8-10 years) to youth camps for 14-16 year olds.

Ocean Youth Trust Ireland, Castlewellan

1st June – 31st August

A great idea for the older ones (14-19 year olds) this adventure camp will take place in Castlewellan Forest Park where the Ocean Youth Trust will set up their amazing teepees for group work and cooking.   During the day participants will sail on Castlewellan Lake working towards their RYA level 1 and 2 in dinghy sailing before returning to camp to light a fire under the stars and have a laugh with a few games before bedtime.  

North Coast Summer Schemes

Xplore Outdoors, Portrush

14th-16th July

The kids will enjoy 3 fun filled days of action which will include activities such as coasteering, body boarding, rock climbing, archery, kayaking and beach games.  Based on the stunning North Coast there will be lots of time spent on the beautiful beaches and shores with plenty of fresh air for everyone!

Long Line Surf School, Benone Beach, Limavady

1st July – 31st August

Sure to be an experience the children will remember forever, they’ll get to have 2 hours of fun on the beach everyday whilst learning about the sport, culture and safety aspects of surfing. Running throughout July and August the lessons are open to any child no matter what level of surfing they may be at with qualified surf instructors and life guards on hand at all times.

If two hours is not enough then send them on one of the Kids Big Day Out events. Surfing in the morning, Packed Lunch on the grass (Not Provided) Beach Games, Treasure Trail and then swimming in the sea with lifeguard supervision in the afternoon.  You’ll get a care free day to yourself as the kids have fun on the beach. 

Latest comment posted by OutdoorNI on June 5, 2014 @ 10:15 AM

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Jayne Woodrow
Jayne Woodrow  Marketing Executive

Jayne joined the marketing team of Outdoor Recreation NI in March 2014. She is interested to see if marketing outdoor activities on a daily basis and being surrounded by sporty colleagues rubs off, and stirs up a love for the outdoors (once she conquers her fear of heights of course!).

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