Portrush really has it all – good food, quality accommodation, lots to see and do…
One of the most popular things to do is something we hardly even think about – walking. There really is nothing more invigorating than a walking tour around the peninsula town of Portrush. We recommend you start at West Bay, parking up in the spacious free car park.
Make your way along the Promenade north in the direction of the Harbour.
Here you can stop for a coffee or a meal in one of the many eateries in the area. Next, move on towards Ramore Head where you can enjoy magnificent views out across the Atlantic ocean. Mind though, it can be blowy up here, and take care on the cliff paths.
When you come off Ramore Head, walk towards Landsdowne and past the old Lifeboat Shelter and onto the Area of Special Scientific Interest. The rocks between the Shelter and the Countryside Centre are protected because of their unique geology. Check out the rock pools for marine life.
After the Countryside Centre you will go down a small hill to the Salmon Fishery.
Take the promenade past the Salmon Fishery and on your left you will see the old ‘Ladies Bathing Place’, a small beach tucked in beside the Arcadia.
Continue south past the Arcadia and you will arrive at what used to be called Curran Strand, now known as East Strand. You can extend your walk by a couple of miles by continuing east along the beach to the Whiterocks. Alternatively, exit East Strand car park onto Causeway Street. Follow south to the mini roundabout and turn right onto Croc-na-mac Road. Follow this road past the Primary School, and when you pass the second roundabout turn right into West Bay car park. You are back where you started.