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Portrush has a spectacular location, being situated on a mile long peninsula extending into the Atlantic Ocean on the North coast of Ireland, this affords panoramic views over the ocean of the Causeway Coast towards Scotland and the Donegal hills.
Portrush offers exceptional beaches, superb restaurants, night clubs, quality hotels & family entertainment venues providing the perfect base for your family vacation or to explore the surrounding region.World reknown attractions such as the Giants Causeway, Royal Portrush Golf Club, Old Bushmills Distillery & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge are located nearby
To the east lies the Skerry islands, a line of Islands which almost link to the northerly point of Portrush (Ramore Head). These islands provide a natural harbour and good shelter for boats in rougher weather. During WWII there were ambitious plans to build a harbour wall from Ramore Head to the islands - this would have created the largest harbour in Western Europe!
The East Strand beach, which is 1.5 miles long stretches to the limestone cliffs and caves at White Rocks. This area is very popular for surfers and bathers alike. The West Strand nestles into the side of the Peninsula, just south of the harbour and also offers superb bathing, surfing , as well as sailing opportunities.
The harbour hosts two lifeboats, an inshore "D-class" and a larger severn class lifeboat. There are moorings for around thirty boats as well as some overnight moorings reserved for visitors. Portrush Harbour also has bars and restaurants on the quayside.
The beautiful beaches, cliffs and sand dunes kept bringing people to the Peninsula to enjoy their holidaysand being so close to Belfast, only 1hr by car, Portrush has remained very popular for a short break.
Golf - Royal Portrush Golf Club Senior British Open - Black Bush
Events - NW200, Raft Race, International Airshow, Surfing Championships
Lifeboat station - busiest in Ireland
Giants Causeway - World heritage site.