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PortrushUnited Kingdom

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.

Top Hotels in Portrush

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Portrush Atlantic Hotel
Portrush Atlantic Hotel
3 out of 5
73 Main Street, Co Antrim, Portrush, Northern Ireland

Located in the heart of Portrush, this golf hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Waterworld and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush West Strand ...

4.2/5Very Good! (637 reviews)

"Thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay & delighted that we had been upgraded to a sea view room. Second visit in two months & will be back soon!"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Portrush Atlantic Hotel
The Port Hotel
The Port Hotel
3 out of 5
53-57 Main Street, Portrush, Northern Ireland
The price is $90 per night

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Waterworld and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Royal Portrush Golf Club. Portrush East Strand Beach and Portrush ...

3.8/5Good! (135 reviews)

"Relaxed atmosphere, staff friendly... The food was also very good. Good clean welcoming hotel..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

The Port Hotel
Inn on the Coast
Inn on the Coast
3 out of 5
50 BALLYREAGH ROAD, Portrush, Northern Ireland

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 Portrush ...

4.4/5Excellent! (173 reviews)

"My family stayed here before and loved it. This time around we dealt with a sudden family emergency that required us to stay longer than expected. The entire staff showed consideration and care that we know we wouldn’t have received in United States. We thank the staff here for their kindness and ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Inn on the Coast

Popular places to visit in Portrush

Portrush East Strand Beach
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Portrush East Strand Beach

4.5/5(11 reviews)

Ride a horse along the varied coastal terrain that features sand dunes and limestone cliffs. Appreciate the views of distant headlands.

Portrush West Strand Beach
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Portrush West Strand Beach

Why not spend a carefree afternoon at Portrush West Strand Beach during your travels in Portrush? While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.

Giant's Causeway
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Giant's Causeway

5/5(56 reviews)

This dramatic rock formation was created by volcanic activity millions of years ago; however, the locals might tell you otherwise.

Old Bushmills Distillery
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Old Bushmills Distillery

4.5/5(23 reviews)

Head to the north coast and visit the oldest operating distillery in the world to try a famous Irish whiskey.

Dunluce Castle
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Dunluce Castle

4.5/5(37 reviews)

Clinging to a headland above the Irish Sea are the ruins of a medieval Irish castle. The dramatic sight offers a great photo opportunity!

The Dark Hedges
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The Dark Hedges

4.5/5(27 reviews)

You can find out about the history of Ballymoney when you stop by The Dark Hedges. Wander the area's seaside or simply enjoy one of its top-notch restaurants.

Reviews of Portrush

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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!

3/5 - Okay

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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.

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 13, 2019

Put it in your bucket list!

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 30, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 4, 2019

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

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 1, 2019

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

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