Runkerry Strand beach, Portballintrae, Country Antrim
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    Runkerry Strand Beach 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 one beach around Portballintrae, 13 beaches in Antrim, or check our list of Antrim Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality


    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    No water quality measurement available for Runkerry Strand Beach.

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  • Weather


    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today and Monday, with high temperatures rising to 19°C on Thursday.

    Today's Forecast
     Rain in the morning.
     
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      5:14 am    9:52 pm
    Saturday, Jul 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:16 am    9:50 pm

    Sunday, Jul 22nd
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
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       55%  95%   7 mph
      5:18 am    9:49 pm
    Monday, Jul 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      5:19 am    9:47 pm

    Tuesday, Jul 24th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       31%  67%   4 mph
      5:21 am    9:46 pm
    Wednesday, Jul 25th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
     
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       22%  41%   8 mph
      5:23 am    9:44 pm

    Thursday, Jul 26th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the evening.
     
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       53%  47%   13 mph
      5:24 am    9:42 pm
    Friday, Jul 27th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       71%  94%   6 mph
      5:26 am    9:41 pm

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