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Benone

DescriptionBenone offers 10 miles of peaks - pure bliss! There are no hazards, but the site does get busy in summer. Benone is Suitable for all levels of paddler from beginner - intermediate - advanced. There is a car park and toilets at the beach and a hostel near by.
Access PointsLocation: Off the A2 from Coleraine or Limavady. Access: Past Benowe Holiday Complex. Take signs for the beach
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 717-362 Break type: Shifting Peaks Bottom type: Sand Direction: Rights and lefts Power: Average Ride Length: Good Swell Size: All Ideal Swell Direction: North Ideal Wind direction: South Ideal Tide: Mid -high Quality (1-5): 2 Frequency/Consistency (1-5): 2

Black Rock

DescriptionSurf at Black Rock Goes tends to go a bit hollow, there ae underlying rocks which cause a hazard. The site gets busy in summer and is suitable for the intermediate - advanced paddler. Local facilities include car park and toilets with the town just a few minutes walk away.
Access PointsLocation: South west end of West Strand. Access: Via beach carpark
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 855-404 Break type: Point left Bottom type: Sand covered rock Direction: Lefts Power: Average Ride Length: Short Swell Size: Up to 8’ Ideal swell direction: North Ideal wind direction: South Ideal tide: Mid to high Quality (1-5) : 4 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 2

Castlerock

DescriptionCastlerock is nice when it’s working, there are no hazards, but the site does get busy in the summer. The surf is suitable for all levels of paddler from beginner - intermediate - advanced. Castlerock Town is only a few minutes walk away.
Access PointsLocation: Castlerock town off the A2 from Coleraine or Limavady. Access: Via carpark and along the beach
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 774362 Break type: Sandbar / jetty Bottom type: Sand Direction: Rights Power: Average to good Ride Length: Good Swell Size: 3-6’ Ideal Swell Direction: North Ideal Wind direction: South Ideal Tide: Mid tide Quality (1-5): 3 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 3

East Strand

DescriptionThe East Strand site does hold a big wave. this can cause hazards as the heavy waves become big with strong rips. The site gets busy in summer and is suitable for intermediate - advanced paddlers. There is a car park and toilets close to the site and the town is just a short walk away.
Access PointsLocation: North facing beach on east side of Portrush town. Access: Via beach carpark
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 864-405 Break type: Shifting peaks Bottom type: Sand Direction: Rights and lefts Power: Average to powerful Ride Length :Aaverage Swell Size: All Ideal Swell Direction: North Ideal Wind direction: South West Ideal Tide: All Quality (1-5): 4 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 3

Portballintrae

DescriptionPortballintrae works when nowehere else does! There are rocks which present a hazard. The site is busy in the summer and is suitable for Intermediate to advanced paddlers. There is a car park and toilets located near by.
Access PointsLocation: North west facing beach to the nort east of Portballintrae near Bushmills. Access: Via beach carpark
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 929-425 Break type: Shifting peaks Bottom type : Sand Direction: Rights and lefts Power: Average Ride length: Average Swell size: Up to 8’ Ideal swell direction: North Ideal wind direction: South east Ideal tide: Low to mid Quality (1-5): 3 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 3

Portstewart Strand

DescriptionThe waves at Portstewart strand are quite gentle and there are no hazards, it's a great site for beginners but it does get busy in the summer. There is a car park and toilets at the site and the town is just a short walk away.
Access PointsLocation: South west end of Portstewart town. Access: Via beach carpark
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 810-367 Break type: Shifting peaks Bottom type: Sand Direction: Rights and lefts Power: Weak to average Ride Length: Average to good Swell Size: Up to 8’ Ideal Swell Direction: North west Ideal Wind direction: South East Ideal Tide: High Quality (1-5) : 2 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 3

West Strand

DescriptionThe waves at West Strand are bigger than those on the East Strand, there are no hazards, but the site does get busy in the summer. The West strand is suitable for all levels from beginner – intermediate - advanced. There is a car park and toilets near by with town facilities just a few minutes walk away.
Access PointsLocation: West facing beach running from Portrush Harbour. Access: Via beach carpark
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 855-404 Break type: Shifting peaks Bottom type: Sand Direction: Rights and lefts Power: Average Ride length: Average to good Swell size: All Ideal swell direction: North Ideal wind direction: South East Ideal tide: Low to Mid Quality (1-5) : 3 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 3

White Park Bay

DescriptionWhite Park Bay is a bit of a hike from the car and rocks can be a hazard. the site gets busy in the summer and is suitable for the intermediate to advanced paddler. Local facilities include a car park and hostel.
Access PointsLocation: Off the A2 between Bushmills and Ballycastle. Access: Via beach carpark
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 013-438 Break type: Shifting peaks Bottom type: Sand Direction: Rights and lefts Power: Average Ride length: Average Swell size: All Ideal swell direction: North Ideal wind direction: South Ideal tide: Mid to high Quality (1-5) : 3 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 2

White Rocks

DescriptionThe surf at White Rocks is quite consistent - there are shifting rips, but no major hazards watch out for rocks at high tide! The site gets busy in summer and is suitable for all levels of paddler from beginner – intermediate - advanced. There is a car park and toilets near by.
Access PointsLocation: Off the A2 from Portrush to Bushmills. Near the turn off for the B62 TO Ballymoney. Access: Via beach carpark
Extra InfoGrid Ref: 883-407 Break type: Shifting peaks Bottom type: Sand Direction: Rights and lefts Power: Average to powerful Ride length: Average to good Swell size: All Ideal swell direction: North Ideal wind direction: South Ideal tide: All Quality (1-5) : 3 Frequency/ Consistency (1-5): 4
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