Portrush, Northern Ireland
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Cycling to Portrush

 

Photo by J. Bewley, courtesy of Sustrans

The Northern Ireland community of Portrush is a North Coast seaside resort. And while not the quaintest town in Country Antrim, this once safe harbor and fishing village is ideally positioned and offers a wide range of family-friendly facilities. Situated on a mile-long peninsula, Portrush boasts exceptional views of Donegal, Dunluce Castle and the Giants Causeway. It's flanked on two sides by broad golden sand beaches, West Strand and Curran Strand (East Strand). The blue flag beach at White Rocks is just 2 miles distant. Dunluce Castle, Giants Causeway and the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge are but minutes further. The Coastal Zone, as the Portrush Countryside Centre is known, is great rainy day alternative. Barry's Amusements, an 80 year old institution, is an integral piece of the North Coast experience. Walking and cycling are great ways to explore the region. Skimboarding and surfing are popular beach activities.
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16 Eglinton Street

Portrush, Co. Antrim BT56 8DX

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Barry's Amusements may not be comparable to the world's mega theme parks yet this 80 year old institution is an integral piece of the North Coast experience. Founded in 1925 ...
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8 Bath Road

Portrush, Co. Antrim BT56 8AP

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Portrush Coastal Zone is a perfect place to wait out the rain. In addition to a rock pool touch tank stocked with native sea creatures, this seafront visitor center boasts ma ...
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10 Sandhill Drive

Portrush, Co. Antrim BT56 8BT

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Dunluce Centre is not our top pick in Portrush yet this indoor themed family entertainment center is a good rainy day alternative. Especially for families with young children ...
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Strand Avenue

Portrush, Co. Antrim BT56 8ET

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The chalk bluffs at White Rocks are a truly magnificent North Coast attraction. Not only are these rugged limestone cliffs lined with pocket caves and sculpted arches, they h ...
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