Portrush, White Rocks, County Antrim

The Antrim Coast is without doubt one of the nicest places in the whole of Northern Ireland. Boasting miles of beautiful sand, coves, bays, ancient ruins, bridges, the world renowned Giants Causeway and Royal Portrush golf course, there’s more than enough to keep even the well heeled traveler amused. I took the pictures below just a few days ago on what could be said to be the last two days of our Summer 2014 – August 30th-31st.

portrush 30-31 2014

Just a few hundred yards from the White Rocks, this is the second largest sand dune in the whole of Ireland (the largest is in Donegal), and its pretty amazing when you see just how big it is. If you ever decide to come here, try and find one of the plastic sand sleds you can buy locally (a snow sled works too) as you’ll have hours of fun sliding down it (the climb up isnt easy though).

portrush golf

This is the view of the world renowned Royal Portrush golf course from the top of the sand dune above (the course is behind the dunes).

portrush white rocks

Looking the opposite direction from the top of the dune. You can see the White Rocks in the distance and just beyond that (not clear in the picture) is Dunluce Castle.

portrush sands

A horse has a cool off in the water at Portrush.

portrush 31st Aug 2014

Sunday morning 31st August 2014. The waves here are frequently ridden by surfers and there are parking spaces, showers, and toilets at the end of the beach to facilitate this. On a fine day like this, Portrush White Rocks (with its blue flag) can compete with the best beaches in Europe.