Whiterocks Beach, forming the eastern end of the East Strand/Curran Strand beach and within walking distance of the busy resort of Portrush, is famous for its white chalk cliffs.
Whiterocks Beach is a very popular location for surfing and surf kayaking owing to the presence of large strong powerful waves throughout much of the year. It is also a very popular beach for walkers, dog walkers and horse riders.
The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: disabled toilets and disabled parking. Boardwalk through sand dunes onto Whiterocks Beach.
The nearest facility is the Royal Court Hotel, overlooking the Whiterocks, located close to the access road to the beach.
Free parking (approx. 120 spaces - height restriction barrier at main car park) is available in the main car park adjacent to the beach, and a couple of overflow car parks situated within the dunes.
Located in the main car park adjacent to the beach - open daily during season and weekends only in winter.
Open all year round.
Whiterocks Beach car park is accessed via a narrow access road off Dunluce Road (the main A2 coast road).
By Public Transport
A daily bus service passes close to Whiterocks Beach entrance.
NCN Route 93 passes through Portrush and surrounding countryside, approx. 0.5 miles from
Tourists can follow the UW/CCW that passes through Whiterocks Beach. Also, a roadside footway connects Portrush to the Whiterocks site.
From 1st May to 30th Sept horses are not allowed on this beach between 11am - 7pm (outside these time restrictions, any horse activity is permitted).
Council has recently created a horse priority car park (uppermost car park) and bridle path from this car park on to the beach. This car park is the first on the right hand side of the access road when approaching the beach from the main Dunluce Road.
During the lifeguard season please keep out of the swim zone. Great surfing beach for beginners to intermediates. Whiterocks beach has multiple lefts and rights on the sandbars at the rocky outcrops at the northern end of the beach. This beach attracts a fairly large swell window which is quite consistent.
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