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Next to wide, grass-covered limestone cliffs, this magnificent sandy beach is particularly popular with families, photographers and watersports lovers.

It is beloved for its waves and gorgeous scenery, but Whiterocks Beach is much more than a surfing destination. Take an invigorating walk on the sand or along the coast, enjoying the picturesque setting of chalk cliffs and wide ocean views. On a visit to Whiterocks Beach you’ll appreciate the deep sense of history within this remarkable landscape, created from fossil-rich rock laid down between 70 and 140 million years ago.

Gaze westward over gentle Curran Point, with the rooftops of Portrush in the background. On a clear day, facing north, look all the way to the islands of Scotland.

Stroll to the eastern end of Whiterocks, marveling at the curious formations of Ulster white limestone that give this beach its name. Centuries of weathering have turned the area’s soft rock into a dramatic cliff-filled landscape, complete with eye-catching arches and iconic headlands having names such as Elephant Rock and Shelagh’s Head.

Explore waterfalls and rock pools, taking appropriate care with weather and tides. From here the rocky coastline continues toward Dunluce Castle, with stunning overlooks at Magheracross. Below the road are caves frequented by seabirds and hawks, though these openings are accessible only by sea.

Watch for equine company, as racehorse trainers sometimes exercise their steeds along the sand.

This is a particularly scenic location to surf the strong Atlantic swell. Bring your own board or rent one from the seasonal on-site outlet. A wetsuit is recommended for the cold water.

If you’re not interested in surfing, consider bodyboarding or kayaking or simply swim in water that regularly wins Blue Flag awards for cleanness. Lifeguards patrol daily in July and August and on weekends in other warmer months.

Find Whiterocks Beach just east of the resort town of Portrush. The beach is located on the Causeway Coastal Route tourist trails. Take advantage of the free parking or enjoy the scenery during a 40-minute journey on foot. Travel by car for 1 hour from Derry or Belfast Airport to get here.

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Inn on the Coast
Inn on the Coast
3 out of 5
50 BALLYREAGH ROAD, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8LT
The price is £79 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Portrush. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (238 reviews)
"Made to feel very welcome & all staff very helpful. Views from our room was amazing"

Reviewed on 17 May 2022

Inn on the Coast
Elephant Rock Hotel
Elephant Rock Hotel
4 out of 5
17 Lansdowne Cres, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8AY
The price is £160 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Portrush. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and 2 bars/lounges. Popular attractions Giant's Causeway and Waterworld are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Quirky Wee Get Away!!
"So much attention to detai perfect wee cocktail bar and the most friendliest staff we are already planning a return visit! Such beautiful rooms - this is def a must if in Portrush!"

Reviewed on 3 May 2022

Elephant Rock Hotel
Antrim House
Antrim House
3.5 out of 5
14 Eglinton St, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8DX
The price is £90 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 3.5-star B&B in Portrush. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Popular attractions Giant's Causeway and Portrush East Strand Beach ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (36 reviews)
"Great place to stay right in the heart of Portrush. Lots of dining options close by. Parking on site which is a bonus and great breakfast. Everything you could need"

Reviewed on 29 Apr 2022

Antrim House
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Aaranmore Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Aaranmore Lodge Bed & Breakfast
2.5 out of 5
14 Coleraine Road, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8EA
The price is £74 per night from 23 May to 24 May
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Elephant Rock Hotel
Elephant Rock Hotel
4 out of 5
17 Lansdowne Cres, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8AY
The price is £160 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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Inn on the Coast
Inn on the Coast
3 out of 5
50 BALLYREAGH ROAD, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8LT
The price is £79 per night from 22 May to 23 May
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Antrim House
Antrim House
3.5 out of 5
14 Eglinton St, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8DX
The price is £90 per night from 23 May to 24 May
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Portrush Atlantic Hotel
Portrush Atlantic Hotel
3 out of 5
73 Main Street, Co Antrim, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8BN
The price is £110 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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Anvershiel House
Anvershiel House
3 out of 5
16 Coleraine Road, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8EA
The price is £92 per night from 25 May to 26 May
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Adelphi Portrush
Adelphi Portrush
4 out of 5
67-71 Main Street, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8BN
The price is £175 per night from 20 May to 21 May
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Golflinks Hotel
Golflinks Hotel
3 out of 5
Dunluce Road, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8JQ
The price is £118 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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Prospect House
Prospect House
3 out of 5
20 Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush, Northern Ireland, BT56 8AY
The price is £79 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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