Dog Beaches Map

Dogs on holiday still need walks. Fortunately there are several lovely beaches you and your best friend can walk along. The Coleraine Borough Council states... You are welcome to exercise your dog on any of the boroughs beaches. However certain restrictions apply during May to September. Dogs are required to be on a lead on the footpath or verge. Dog free zones are all playgrounds, playing fields, golf courses, bowling greens and tennis courts. More information on each of the locations plotted on the map below can be found in a list below the map.  Alternatively, tap a marker on the map to view information about the location.

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Ballycastle Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Ballycastle Strand

Ballycastle Strand is magnificent. Enjoy great views of Rathlin Island from the Blue Flag Ballycastle Strand. It is just under a mile in length and is a great beach for surfing and swimming. It is also close to town which makes it popular with locals and visitors. Visit Ballycastle Strand
Benone Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Benone Strand

Benone Strand is one of the most popular beaches of the Causeway Coast not only for visitors but for locals alike. The Benone Strand is seven miles of golden soft sandy beach with spectacular views of Benevenagh mountain and Donegal. There is Lough Foyle and Magilligan Point in one direction with Downhill and Mussenden Temple in the opposite. Visit Benone Strand
Castlerock Beach - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Castlerock Beach

The award winning, just under a mile long, golden sands of Castlerock Beach are located north east of the Castlerock Promenade stretching east towards the heathland all the way to the River Bann. Castlerock Beach is long and wide perfect for playing and beach walking and won the Rural Award beach Seaside Award in 2014. Visit Castlerock Beach
Downhill Beach - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Downhill Beach

Downhill Beach is the start of a 7 mile beach which stretches from the base of the cliffs below Mussenden Temple to the far western point of the Causeway Coast at Magilligan Point including Benone Strand. Watch out for trains heading along the coast and through the tunnel in the cliffside. Visit Downhill Beach
Portballintrae / Salmon Rock Beach - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Portballintrae / Salmon Rock Beach

Portballintrae Beach is a small sand and shingle beach, less than 200 metres long, sheltered on both ends by rocks protruding out into the Atlantic Ocean. The rocks are filled with intriguing pools popular for both climbing and exploring. It is one of three beaches near Portballintrae. Visit Portballintrae / Salmon Rock Beach
Portrush East Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Portrush East Strand

Portrush East Strand starts at the Arcadia and borders the Whiterocks. Over 2 miles of golden sand, backed by sand dunes and the Royal Portrush Golf Course. Curvaceous walkways, landscaped gardens, seating and play areas help you soak up the atmosphere of the East Strand. Visit Portrush East Strand
Portrush West Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Portrush West Strand

The West Strand, or Mill Strand, starts at South Pier Portrush Harbour and stretches to the black rocks at West Strand Road, heading out of town towards Portstewart. Having this gorgeous beach so close to all the town action is truly a benefit giving a great holiday feel all year long. Visit Portrush West Strand
Whiterocks Portrush - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Whiterocks Portrush

The Whiterocks Blue Flag beach is divinely located contiguous with East Strand, forming between them, a 3 mile beach, just outside Portrush town. Sweeping golden sands, long wide beach, crashing ocean waves and giant sand dunes makes this beach truly natures playground. Visit Whiterocks Portrush