Runkerry Strand Beach (aka Blackrock and Bushfoot Strand)
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 coast with waves between a low of 2ft in summer and a high of 12ft during stormy winter weather.
Although a great surfing location, Runkerry Beach is known for strong rip currents with swimming not advised. If you don’t know the beach check with a local before surfing or entering the water.
Parking is available at the beach itself, but you have more parking, toilets and shop in nearby Portballintrae.
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 0.5℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 1.1℃ to 1.7℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 9.5 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 1.4℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (SSW)
Bushmills weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Runkerry Strand Beach Tide Times
Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Runkerry Strand Beach is at Portrush 8.81 km (5.47 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.
High Tide at 06:25 (Height 1.95m)
Low Tide at 12:39 (Height 0.82m)
High Tide at 18:27 (Height 1.83m)
Low Tide at 00:14 (Height 0.67m)
High Tide at 06:49 (Height 2.02m)
Low Tide at 13:10 (Height 0.76m)
High Tide at 18:58 (Height 1.89m)
Low Tide at 00:43 (Height 0.59m)
High Tide at 07:14 (Height 2.06m)
Low Tide at 13:42 (Height 0.72m)
High Tide at 19:27 (Height 1.92m)
Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 0.53m)
High Tide at 07:40 (Height 2.08m)
Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 0.71m)
High Tide at 19:56 (Height 1.92m)
Low Tide at 01:37 (Height 0.50m)
High Tide at 08:06 (Height 2.07m)
Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 0.73m)
High Tide at 20:25 (Height 1.89m)
Low Tide at 02:06 (Height 0.49m)
High Tide at 08:34 (Height 2.04m)
Low Tide at 15:06 (Height 0.76m)
High Tide at 20:56 (Height 1.84m)
Low Tide at 02:38 (Height 0.53m)
High Tide at 09:07 (Height 1.98m)
Low Tide at 15:40 (Height 0.81m)
High Tide at 21:32 (Height 1.78m)
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