Whiterocks Beach

Whiterocks beach (also known as East Strand), Portrush, Country Antrim

Place Category: Beaches

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  • Portrush Whiterocks Beach (East Strand) is backed by long white limestone cliffs that have been carved into arches and caves that fascinate visitors.

    A lot of the arches have been named like the Wishing Arch and the Lion’s Paw and you can sit here on the grassy patches all along the beach and enjoy fantastic ocean views and great spots for the ultimate beach picnics. Watersports are popular here and you’ll spot surfers and surf hire shops as well as the odd cafe.

    The 3 miles of Whiterocks beach stretch from East Strand in Portrush to Dunluce Castle.

    On the main coast road, you will find pull-in areas and a large car park where you can take in the incredible views of the headlands to the Giant’s Causeway and back to Portrush and Donegal.

    Facilities include parking, toilets and cafe.

    Whiterocks Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

    Whiterocks Beach has dog restrictions. Dogs banned July and August.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 2 beaches around Portrush, 13 beaches in Antrim, or check our list of Antrim Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Whiterocks Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through next Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 12°C on Friday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy in the morning.
     
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    12
       39%  48%   9 mph
      8:03 am    6:21 pm
    Thursday, Oct 19th
     Rain starting in the evening.
     
    11
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    13
       92%  96%   14 mph
      8:05 am    6:19 pm

    Friday, Oct 20th
     Light rain and windy starting in the evening.
     
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    12
       83%  76%   1 mph
      8:07 am    6:17 pm
    Saturday, Oct 21st
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy starting in the afternoon.
     
    10
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    13
       92%  84%   7 mph
      8:09 am    6:14 pm

    Sunday, Oct 22nd
     Windy until afternoon and light rain overnight.
     
    10
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    12
       69%  74%   23 mph
      8:11 am    6:12 pm
    Monday, Oct 23rd
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day and windy in the evening.
     
    11
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    15
       74%  97%   15 mph
      8:13 am    6:10 pm

    Tuesday, Oct 24th
     Overcast throughout the day.
     
    12
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    13
       35%  87%   16 mph
      8:15 am    6:07 pm
    Wednesday, Oct 25th
     Rain in the morning.
     
    11
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    12
       73%  100%   11 mph
      8:17 am    6:05 pm

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