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.

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    Beach Bathing Water Quality


    No water quality measurement available for Runkerry Strand Beach.

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    7-day Weather Forecast


    Light rain today through Tuesday, with high temperatures peaking at 8°C on Monday.

    Today's Forecast
     Drizzle in the morning and windy until afternoon.
     
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      8:40 am    4:34 pm
    Saturday, Jan 19th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:39 am    4:36 pm

    Sunday, Jan 20th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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      8:38 am    4:38 pm
    Monday, Jan 21st
     Windy throughout the day and light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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      8:36 am    4:40 pm

    Tuesday, Jan 22nd
     Foggy throughout the day and windy overnight.
     
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      8:35 am    4:41 pm
    Wednesday, Jan 23rd
     Foggy until afternoon.
     
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       75%  79%   20 mph
      8:34 am    4:43 pm

    Thursday, Jan 24th
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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       0%  12%   13 mph
      8:32 am    4:45 pm
    Friday, Jan 25th
     Partly cloudy starting in the evening.
     
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      8:31 am    4:47 pm

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