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.


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Place Category: Beaches

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.2℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (S)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.6℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 4 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.7℃ to 8.3℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (S)
Monday, Feb 13clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.2℃ to 4.8℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (S)

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.

Tue 07 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:10 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 07:40 (Height 2.08m)
   Low Tide at 14:11 (Height 0.71m)
   High Tide at 19:56 (Height 1.92m)
Wed 08 Feb
   Low Tide at 01:37 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 08:06 (Height 2.07m)
   Low Tide at 14:38 (Height 0.73m)
   High Tide at 20:25 (Height 1.89m)
Thu 09 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:06 (Height 0.49m)
   High Tide at 08:34 (Height 2.04m)
   Low Tide at 15:06 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 20:56 (Height 1.84m)
Fri 10 Feb
   Low Tide at 02:38 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 09:07 (Height 1.98m)
   Low Tide at 15:40 (Height 0.81m)
   High Tide at 21:32 (Height 1.78m)
Sat 11 Feb
   Low Tide at 03:16 (Height 0.60m)
   High Tide at 09:46 (Height 1.91m)
   Low Tide at 16:22 (Height 0.87m)
   High Tide at 22:16 (Height 1.69m)
Sun 12 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:02 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 10:35 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 17:23 (Height 0.93m)
   High Tide at 23:20 (Height 1.59m)
Mon 13 Feb
   Low Tide at 04:58 (Height 0.83m)
   High Tide at 11:47 (Height 1.71m)
   Low Tide at 18:49 (Height 0.98m)

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