West Strand Beach

Portrush West Strand beach is a sheltered sandy beach in the town next to the harbour.

Watersports include windsurfing, canoeing and sailing.

The west beach is closer to Portrush amenities than Whiterocks (East Strand) beach.

Facilities include car parking, shops, harbour, toilets and places to eat.

West Strand Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
West Strand Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

West Strand Beach has dog restrictions.
West Strand beach has dog restrictions.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 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 3.9℃ to 4.6℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Jan 28cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.8℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Jan 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.2℃ to 7.9℃ with wind speed 11.9 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 8.9 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 7.3 m/sec (WNW)

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

West Strand Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Strand Beach is at Portrush 0.58 km (0.36 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.

Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 03:57 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 10:52 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 17:12 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 23:13 (Height 1.49m)
Sat 28 Jan
   Low Tide at 05:01 (Height 0.75m)
   High Tide at 12:13 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 18:24 (Height 1.00m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 00:59 (Height 1.41m)
   Low Tide at 06:30 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 13:42 (Height 1.74m)
   Low Tide at 20:33 (Height 1.07m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 03:07 (Height 1.47m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 15:09 (Height 1.69m)
   Low Tide at 21:59 (Height 1.06m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 04:15 (Height 1.59m)
   Low Tide at 10:00 (Height 0.98m)
   High Tide at 16:08 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 22:31 (Height 1.03m)
Wed 01 Feb
   High Tide at 05:05 (Height 1.70m)
   Low Tide at 10:54 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 16:51 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 22:52 (Height 0.97m)
Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 05:41 (Height 1.79m)
   Low Tide at 11:34 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 17:25 (Height 1.70m)
   Low Tide at 23:17 (Height 0.88m)

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