Whiterocks Beach

Portrush Whiterocks Beach is backed by long white limestone cliffs that have been carved into arches and caves that fascinate visitors. We have listed one beach, but this 3 miles of glorious beach stretches from Portrush to Dunluce Castle, the area close to Portrush is Portrush East beach and has a Seaside Award where the eastern end is Whiterocks beach that has a Blue Flag award.

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.

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 is a Blue Flag Beach.
Whiterocks Beach has dog restrictions.
Whiterocks beach does not allow dogs during July and August.

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

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (NNW)
Thursday, Dec 08cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.1℃ to 4.7℃ with wind speed 4.5 m/sec (N)
Friday, Dec 09rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 10lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 3.8℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Dec 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 0.4℃ to 1℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Dec 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 0.2℃ to 2.5℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SE)

Portrush weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Whiterocks Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Whiterocks Beach is at Portrush 2.75 km (1.71 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 07 Dec
   High Tide at 06:04 (Height 2.01m)
   Low Tide at 12:03 (Height 0.77m)
   High Tide at 18:10 (Height 2.06m)
Thu 08 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:07 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 06:36 (Height 2.06m)
   Low Tide at 12:43 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 18:46 (Height 2.02m)
Fri 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 00:38 (Height 0.74m)
   High Tide at 07:07 (Height 2.08m)
   Low Tide at 13:26 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 19:22 (Height 1.97m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 07:39 (Height 2.06m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 20:00 (Height 1.90m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:43 (Height 0.78m)
   High Tide at 08:13 (Height 2.03m)
   Low Tide at 15:04 (Height 1.01m)
   High Tide at 20:40 (Height 1.82m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:18 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 08:51 (Height 1.98m)
   Low Tide at 16:12 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 21:25 (Height 1.73m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:56 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 09:38 (Height 1.91m)
   Low Tide at 17:26 (Height 1.07m)
   High Tide at 22:18 (Height 1.65m)

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