Portstewart Strand Beach

The Strand at Portstewart is a large sandy beach backed by a sand dune system that reaches heights of up to 30 metres (100ft). Neolithic pottery and implements have also been found within the sand dunes, along with bronze pins and Roman jewellery, revealing a long history of human habitation.

The Strand protects the mouth of the River Bann that is an important nature conservation site.

The beach is managed by the National Trust and provides lots of things to do, including; beach games, sunbathing, swimming, walking and surfing.

Unusually cars can be brought on and parked on the beach.

Portstewart Strand Beach is a Blue Flag Beach & has a seaside award
Portstewart Strand Beach is a Blue Flag Beach and has been awarded a regional Seaside Award.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Portstewart Strand Beach has dog restrictions.
Dog restrictions in place between posts - check signage.

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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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 10.6℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Feb 03lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 10.2℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 11.3 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 7.1 m/sec (S)
Sunday, Feb 05partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.3℃ to 6.6℃ with wind speed 8.8 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Feb 07cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 5.7 m/sec (SW)
Wednesday, Feb 08clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 1.8℃ to 3.5℃ with wind speed 4.1 m/sec (S)

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

Portstewart Strand Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Portstewart Strand Beach is at Portrush 5.62 km (3.49 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.

Thu 02 Feb
   High Tide at 05:41 (Height 1.79m)
   Low Tide at 11:34 (Height 0.92m)
   High Tide at 17:25 (Height 1.70m)
   Low Tide at 23:17 (Height 0.88m)
Fri 03 Feb
   High Tide at 06:04 (Height 1.87m)
   Low Tide at 12:07 (Height 0.88m)
   High Tide at 17:56 (Height 1.76m)
   Low Tide at 23:46 (Height 0.78m)
Sat 04 Feb
   High Tide at 06:25 (Height 1.95m)
   Low Tide at 12:39 (Height 0.82m)
   High Tide at 18:27 (Height 1.83m)
Sun 05 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:14 (Height 0.67m)
   High Tide at 06:49 (Height 2.02m)
   Low Tide at 13:10 (Height 0.76m)
   High Tide at 18:58 (Height 1.89m)
Mon 06 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:43 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 07:14 (Height 2.06m)
   Low Tide at 13:42 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 19:27 (Height 1.92m)
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)

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