Portstewart Strand - Sand Dune & Estuary Trail
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Popular blue flag beach with towering dunes & hidden estuary
Portstewart Strand, locally known as ‘The Strand’, has long welcomed visitors to its golden sands. It has the European Blue Flag award for its water quality and beach/dune management & is very popular with families in the summer months and with walkers throughout the year. Car parking is restricted to certain sections of the beach.
What is less known about Portstewart Strand, are the towering sand dunes (containing some of Ireland’s tallest dunes) and declared as an Area of Special Scientific Interest, together with the adjoining Bann Estuary. From here the River Bann (N Ireland’s longest river) ends its journey, on entering the North Atlantic.
Castlerock Beach is another well known beach in this area.