Magilligan Beach, Derry

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Magilligan Beach (Benone Strand) is located on the North West corner of Northern Ireland and stretches for 7 miles from Downhill to Magilligan Point.

Magilligan foreland is Ireland’s largest coastal accumulation comprising some 32 square km of marine and wind-blown sand deposits.

Facilities include car parking, shops, cafe/restaurant.

Magilligan Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.

Magilligan Beach has dog restrictions. Magilligan beach only allows dogs on leads.

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

Beach Water Quality

No water quality measurement available for Magilligan Beach.


Magilligan Beach 7 day weather forecast Coleraine in Derry

Expect a temp in the range 16.4℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 4.6 m/sec (S)
Friday, Sep 17
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (S)
Saturday, Sep 18
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Sep 19
Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (S)
Monday, Sep 20
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 11.2℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Sep 21
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 12℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Sep 22
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 3.6 m/sec (SW)

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


Magilligan Beach tide times.

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