Magilligan Beach

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 is a Blue Flag Beach.

Dog Friendly Beach?

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

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 Magilligan Beach


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Magilligan Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.7℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Sep 21fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.4℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 6.1 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22rain
Expect a temp in the range 9.4℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (NW)
Saturday, Sep 23partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.9℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.2℃ to 15℃ with wind speed 5.6 m/sec (S)
Monday, Sep 25fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.8℃ to 14.3℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Sep 26partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.6℃ to 13℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (SW)

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

Magilligan Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Magilligan Beach is at Portrush 13.70 km (8.51 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 Magilligan Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:06 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 09:20 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 15:11 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 21:33 (Height 1.86m)
Thu 21 Sep
   Low Tide at 03:51 (Height 0.90m)
   High Tide at 10:13 (Height 1.75m)
   Low Tide at 16:07 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 22:31 (Height 1.69m)
Fri 22 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:57 (Height 1.02m)
   High Tide at 12:11 (Height 1.67m)
   Low Tide at 17:35 (Height 1.05m)
Sat 23 Sep
   High Tide at 00:54 (Height 1.57m)
   Low Tide at 07:11 (Height 1.09m)
   High Tide at 13:46 (Height 1.71m)
   Low Tide at 19:47 (Height 1.07m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 02:46 (Height 1.57m)
   Low Tide at 09:00 (Height 1.05m)
   High Tide at 15:00 (Height 1.81m)
   Low Tide at 21:44 (Height 0.96m)
Mon 25 Sep
   High Tide at 04:04 (Height 1.64m)
   Low Tide at 09:52 (Height 0.95m)
   High Tide at 15:50 (Height 1.95m)
   Low Tide at 22:29 (Height 0.81m)
Tue 26 Sep
   High Tide at 04:45 (Height 1.72m)
   Low Tide at 10:23 (Height 0.80m)
   High Tide at 16:29 (Height 2.12m)
   Low Tide at 22:58 (Height 0.64m)

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