Benone Strand forms part of one of Ireland's longest beaches. A Blue Flag beach, it is popular throughout the year for a variety of outdoor activities and events with great views along the North Coast, to Inishowen in Donegal and to Scotland.
Downhill Beach is also nearby.
4 or Causeway Coast & Rathlin Activity Map
Bellarena & Magilligan
Sandy beach backed by duneland
Look out for seals, porpoises and bird life
Park at entrance to Benone Strand (or on beach if area is busy), continue eastwards along beach with views to Downhill and Mussenden.
Retrace your steps to Benone for a longer walk.
Dog walkers please note seasonal dog free zone May - Sept. Boardwalks in duneland may be used for dog walking to reach open beach.
There is a military firing range to west of beach entrance which has restricted access.
Be aware of various acitvities on the beach such as shore angling, kiting, horses etc throughout the year.
Benone Strand is located off the Seacoast Rd (A2), 12 miles north of Limavady and 4 miles west of Castlerock.
A regular bus route runs from Limavady to Coleraine.
Follow the Seacoast Road north from Limavady signed for Causeway Coastal Route.
Dogs are allowed. Please note seasonal dog free zone.
The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:
|Shop (wheelchair accessible) - (at Benone Tourist Complex March-October)|
Toilets are available at the entrance to the beach at Benone & Downhill and at Benone Tourist Complex.
Refreshments available at Benone Tourist Complex, Magilligan & Castlerock.
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