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Downhill Beach

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.

Not too far away you’ll find more stunning beaches at the seaside resorts of Portrush and Portstewart.

Downhill Beach has dog restrictions.
Dog restrictions apply from May - September

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 5 beaches at Coleraine, 5 beaches in Derry, or check our list of Derry Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Todaycloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (S)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.4℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SSE)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SSE)
Sunday, Dec 04fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 3.2 m/sec (ESE)
Monday, Dec 05fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.7℃ to 3.1℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Dec 06partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (ENE)
Wednesday, Dec 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 4.3℃ with wind speed 2.5 m/sec (NNE)

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

Downhill Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Downhill Beach is at Portrush 10.45 km (6.49 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.

Thu 01 Jan
   Low Tide at 07:46 (Height 0.00m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 09:46 (Height m)

Contains ADMIRALTY® tidal data: © Crown Copyright and database right.

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