Downhill beach offers visitors a long stretch of sandy beach with great surf making it an ideal spot for water sports and long walks with the dog or just a spot of sunbathing in the warmer months.
Downhill beach offers a wonderful way to enjoy the natural beauty of this area of UK coastline with scenic walks and areas of conservation. Birdlife and small wildlife are varied and prolific and the cascading waterfalls and dramatically high sand dunes make this a must if you’re on holiday in the area!
The Mussenden Temple offers dramatic views of the north coast and great fun to explore with views across to Donegal and Londonderry. The nearest town is Castlerock which offers full facilities to the beach in the way of pubs, cafés, accommodation and parking.
Downhill Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
Dog restrictions apply from May - September
No water quality measurement available for Downhill Beach.
Our weather forecast for Coleraine in Derry
Today (Friday, Feb 26)
Expect a temperature in the range 5.6℃ to 7.8℃ with a wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Feb 27
Expect a temperature in the range 6.3℃ to 7.2℃ with a wind speed 4.2 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Feb 28
Expect a temperature in the range 1.4℃ to 2.6℃ with a wind speed 1.9 m/sec (SSE)
Monday, Mar 01
Expect a temperature in the range 2.7℃ to 4.1℃ with a wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Mar 02
Expect a temperature in the range 3.2℃ to 4.1℃ with a wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)
Wednesday, Mar 03
Expect a temperature in the range 3.9℃ to 5.5℃ with a wind speed 2.8 m/sec (SSE)
Thursday, Mar 04
Expect a temperature in the range 3.3℃ to 5.9℃ with a wind speed 3 m/sec (NNW)
Weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
Our tide forecast for Downhill Beach in Derry.
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