Runkerry Strand Beach
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.
Seasonal dog restrictions apply.
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