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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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

Planning your visit to Downhill Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

Downhill Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 14℃ with wind speed 7.9 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Sep 29fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 10.8℃ to 11.4℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Sep 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 9.1℃ with wind speed 3.5 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Oct 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.1℃ to 12.9℃ with wind speed 6 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Oct 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (SW)
Tuesday, Oct 03heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.5℃ with wind speed 2.3 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Oct 04partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 3.8 m/sec (WSW)

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

Thu 28 Sep
   High Tide at 05:43 (Height 1.96m)
   Low Tide at 11:24 (Height 0.41m)
   High Tide at 17:43 (Height 2.49m)
Fri 29 Sep
   Low Tide at 00:00 (Height 0.35m)
   High Tide at 06:15 (Height 2.08m)
   Low Tide at 11:58 (Height 0.24m)
   High Tide at 18:22 (Height 2.59m)
Sat 30 Sep
   Low Tide at 00:32 (Height 0.30m)
   High Tide at 06:48 (Height 2.15m)
   Low Tide at 12:33 (Height 0.17m)
   High Tide at 19:00 (Height 2.58m)
Sun 01 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:05 (Height 0.33m)
   High Tide at 07:22 (Height 2.15m)
   Low Tide at 13:11 (Height 0.21m)
   High Tide at 19:39 (Height 2.46m)
Mon 02 Oct
   Low Tide at 01:39 (Height 0.45m)
   High Tide at 07:57 (Height 2.09m)
   Low Tide at 13:53 (Height 0.36m)
   High Tide at 20:21 (Height 2.25m)
Tue 03 Oct
   Low Tide at 02:17 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 08:34 (Height 1.97m)
   Low Tide at 14:42 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 21:08 (Height 1.99m)
Wed 04 Oct
   Low Tide at 03:00 (Height 0.79m)
   High Tide at 09:18 (Height 1.83m)
   Low Tide at 15:48 (Height 0.84m)
   High Tide at 22:11 (Height 1.74m)

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