The clean, firm, golden sands of Benone Strand are without rocks, shingle or seaweed and are preceded by the glorious natural formations of Benone’s sand dunes.
With a supervised playground, outdoor paddling pool and golf club, a fun-filled day are guaranteed.
It is a haven for nature lovers as the entire area is a paradise for the study of botany, entomology and shells.
Lifeguard service on duty daily in July and August 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Zoned activity areas for swimming, jet skis, dogs etc. Benone Tourist Complex nearby.
Benone Strand, one of Ireland’s longest beaches and European Blue Flag Beach plays host to a range of activities and events including shore angling, power-kiting and body boarding. Travel the boardwalk from the beach and you will find Benone Tourist Complex, a four-star caravan and camping park with glamping lodges, where you can enjoy golf, tennis, an outdoor heated splash pool and an activities centre along with a wide range of summer events.
Benone Strand forms part of one of Ireland’s longest beaches. A Blue Flag beach, it is popular throughout the year for a variety of outdoor activities and events with great views along the North Coast, to Inishowen in Donegal and to Scotland.
Park at the entrance to Benone Strand (or on the beach if the area is busy), continue eastwards along the beach with views to Downhill and Mussenden. Retrace your steps to Benone for a long walk.
Dog walkers please note seasonal dog free zone May – Sept. Boardwalks in duneland may be used for dog walking to reach the open beach. There is a military firing range to the west of beach entrance which has restricted access. Be aware of various activities on the beach such as shore angling, kiting, horses etc throughout the year.
Getting to the Start (by Car) Benone Strand is located off the Seacoast Rd (A2), 12 miles north of Limavady and 4 miles west of Castlerock.
Follow the Seacoast Road north from Limavady signed for Causeway Coastal Route.
Dogs are allowed. Please note seasonal dog free zone.