Runkerry Strand Beach (Antrim)

  • Information

    Runkerry Strand beach, also known as Bushfoot Strand and Blackrock Strand, is 1.2 km long with a general north east/south west shoreline except at the north-east end where it swings north to Runkerry Head. The river Bush enters the bay at the south-west corner.

    The beach is backed by sand dunes.

    Runkerry is one of the best surfing beaches in the UK, the Atlantic rollers hit the cost with waves between a low of 2ft in summer and a high of 12ft during stormy winter weather.

    Runkerry beach is known for strong rip currents and shelving with swimming being not advised. If you don’t know the beach check with a local before surfing or entering the water.

    Parking available and more facilities in Portballintrae itself.

    Runkerry Strand Beach has dog restrictions. Seasonal dog restrictions apply.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have no beaches around Portballintrae, 13 beaches in Antrim, or check our list of Antrim Dog Friendly Beaches.

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