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.

Dog Friendly 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 13 beaches in Antrim, or check our list of Antrim Dog Friendly Beaches.

Planning your visit to Whiterocks Beach


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Place Categories: Beaches Blue Flag

Whiterocks Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.9℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Sep 21partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 11℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Sep 23cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 8.1 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.3℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (S)
Monday, Sep 25clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 13.3℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Sep 26partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.7℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SSW)

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, helping you to plan the best time to visit Whiterocks Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:06 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 09:20 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 15:11 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 21:33 (Height 1.86m)
Thu 21 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:51 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 10:13 (Height 1.75m)
   Low Tide at 16:07 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 22:31 (Height 1.69m)
Fri 22 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:57 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 12:11 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 17:35 (Height 1.05m)
Sat 23 Sep
   High Tide at 00:54 (Height 1.57m)
   Low Tide at 07:11 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 13:46 (Height 1.71m)
   Low Tide at 19:47 (Height 1.07m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 02:46 (Height 1.57m)
   Low Tide at 09:00 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 15:00 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 21:44 (Height 0.96m)
Mon 25 Sep
   High Tide at 04:04 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 09:52 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 15:50 (Height 1.95m)
   Low Tide at 22:29 (Height 0.81m)
Tue 26 Sep
   High Tide at 04:45 (Height 1.72m)
   Low Tide at 10:23 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 16:29 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 22:58 (Height 0.64m)

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