Castlerock Beach

Castlerock Beach

Castlerock Beach is located within the Binevenagh AONB. The beach has an extensive dune system and the Barmouth estuary at its eastern extremity. The western end has impressive basaltic cliffs and extensive promenade. 

Castlerock Beach retains charming rural characteristics. It enjoys convenient accessability owing to its location immediately adjacent to the village's promenade.



Accessible parking
Disabled parking available.
The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: disabled toilets and disabled parking. Concrete access roadway onto beach.
Accessible toilets
Disabled toilets available.
Free parking is available on the beach all year round - please note, cars prohibited from western end of beach, demarcated by wooden posts (beware of tides and, depending on weather conditions, water/soft sand at beach entrance). Approx 120 spaces available along the promenade adjacent to the beach.
Located on the promenade adjacent to the beach entrance - open all year round.

Opening Hours

Open all year round.



No charge.


No charge.

Getting There

By Car

Castlerock Beach is located off the Mussenden Rd (A2), 12 miles north of Limavady and 8 miles west of Coleraine.  Travel along Sea Rd through the village, and come directly to the beach entrance.

By Public Transport

The 134 bus passes close to Castlerock Beach entrance and the nearest train station is in Castlerock.

By Bicycle

NCN Route 93 passes through Downhill Forest, and along Mussenden Rd, approx 0.5 miles from Castlerock Beach entrance.

By Foot

There is a roadside footway connecting Castlerock Beach,Castlerock village and Downhill beach.

Canoeing Routes

Castlerock. On the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail Canoe Trail.

Outdoor Activity Centres

+44(0)28 7083 3872

Strandeen Bike Hire.


TK Portrush Surf School. This Portrush based surf school offers lessons on Castlerock Beach on request. Minimum group size 10 people. Prior booking essential..

028 7084 8629.

Hill Farm Riding Centre.

Other Activities

Shore angling.

Horse Riding
From 1st May - 30th Sept horses are not allowed on this beach between 11am - 7pm.

During the lifeguard season please keep out of the swim zone.

Offers many left and right hand peaks, picks up a lot of swell; challenging when big, for experienced surfers.


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