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.


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Place Categories: Beaches Blue Flag

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 2.9℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 09partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.1℃ to 4.4℃ with wind speed 5.8 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 10cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (SSW)
Saturday, Feb 11cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 5.9 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Feb 12cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 8℃ with wind speed 3.3 m/sec (SSW)
Monday, Feb 13partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 5.8℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (SSE)
Tuesday, Feb 14fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 8.1℃ with wind speed 6.2 m/sec (SSE)

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. These times are not adjusted for BST.

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)
Tue 14 Feb
   High Tide at 01:02 (Height 1.55m)
   Low Tide at 06:15 (Height 0.94m)
   High Tide at 13:30 (Height 1.65m)
   Low Tide at 20:31 (Height 0.99m)

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