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Portrush
Travel Guide

Dunluce Castle showing chateau or palace, heritage architecture and heritage elements

Explore the scenic beaches and rocky cliffs of this quaint coastal resort. Bring the kids to the waterpark and laser tag facilities.

Portrush is a pleasant town on the northern coast of Northern Ireland. The resort consists of a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) peninsula jutting out into the sea. It attracts vacationers from Belfast with its dunes, sea cliffs and serene ambiance. Bring your family to explore the castle, beaches and waterpark.

Stroll along the picturesque stretches of sand that make up Portrush Beach. Visit the harbor and spot porpoises at West Strand Beach. Surf or paddleboard on the choppy water of East Strand Beach. The North Coast Sea Kayak Trail starts here.

Walk east to the stunning limestone cliffs of White Rocks Beach. Clamber over rocks and hide in caves with your family. Snap photos of Causeway Headland and the Skerries rocks.

Near the beach is Dunluce Castle, a ruined medieval structure sitting atop a rocky hill. Cross the bridge to reach the 13th-century isolated vestige that belonged to many noble families over the centuries.

Bring the kids to Waterworld, an indoor swimming pool with thrilling slides and water cannons. Get a beach-themed summer vacation photo even on a rainy day. The complex also has a ten-pin bowling facility. Another family highlight is the Dunluce Centre, which has laser tag, a play adventure area and a four-dimensional motion simulator. Climb the complex’s viewing tower for panoramic views of Portrush.

Enjoy the stunning landscape of dunes, cliffs and hills with a round of golf at the Royal Portrush Golf Club.

The lush green fields of Portrush result from the region’s high levels of rain. Sunbathe on the beach in summer and ride horses along the coast in winter.

Select from many accommodations choices in the center of the Portrush peninsula, where hotels, restaurants and bars line the streets.

The seaside resort is in County Antrim in the northern part of the country. Ride a train north for about an hour from Belfast to Portrush Railway Station.

Portrush is a tranquil family resort with playground adventures and an array of picturesque beaches.

Inn on the Coast
Inn on the Coast
3 out of 5
50 BALLYREAGH ROAD, Portrush, Northern Ireland
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $145 per night from May 24 to May 24
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Portrush West Strand Beach and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Dunluce Centre and Causeway ...
4.4/5Excellent! (191 reviews)
Short Break
"Spent two nights in the hotel. We had a spacious room,breakfast was served to us and was delicious. All the staff were welcoming , pleasant and polite. The hotel is very dog friendly, we didn't have a dog but enjoyed seeing all the ones that were staying.Ate in the restaurant twice ,the food was ..."

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Inn on the Coast
Anvershiel House
Anvershiel House
3 out of 5
16 Coleraine Road, Portrush, Northern Ireland
The price is $121 per night from May 25 to May 25
Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Portrush West Strand Beach and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Dunluce Centre ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (129 reviews)
"Had a great stay. Very stylish and clean. Welcoming people. Definitely recommend to anyone"

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Anvershiel House
Antique House B&B
Antique House B&B
3.5 out of 5
24 Portstewart Road, \N, Portrush, Northern Ireland
The price is $93 per night from Jun 3 to Jun 3
Situated by the ocean, this bed & breakfast is within a 15-minute walk of Portrush West Strand Beach and Portrush East Strand Beach. Royal Portrush Golf Club ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (41 reviews)
"The property was very clean and the bed comfortable. Only issue was I was quite cold during the night as there were not enough blankets! The breakfast was excellent and the french toast was definitely a super, best I’ve tasted in a long time and was served with real maple syrup not golden ..."

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Antique House B&B
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Atlantic Views
Atlantic Views
4 out of 5
5 Antrim Gardens, Portrush, Northern Ireland
Located in the heart of Portrush, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waterworld and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush East ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
In the heart of Portrush
"The apartment was perfect for two couples. Each bedroom has an en-suite and the kitchen has everything you need. Plenty of great restaurants and beautiful scenery on your doorstep. I highly recommend this apartment."

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Atlantic Views
Apt 3
Apt 3
Portrush, NIR
Situated in Portrush, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waterworld and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush East Strand Beach ...
Apt 3
Apt 1
Apt 1
Portrush, NIR
Situated in Portrush, this apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waterworld and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush East Strand Beach ...
Apt 1
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Sep 29, 2019

Wonderful area to see magnificent views. Very easy to travel around and other quaint towns were close by. There were enough restaurants and shopping to make everyone happy!

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Sep 26, 2019

The town of Portrush has typical coastal amusements. But the walk around the point and up the grassy knoll are spectacular.

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Sep 13, 2019

Put it in your bucket list!

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Jun 30, 2019

Beautiful area; Portrush restaurants-most closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Jun 4, 2019

I like the Area Around the hotel, much to see and a bunch to do

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Jun 1, 2019

It was interesting t the getti g ready for the Open.

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