Downhill Beach

The Downhill beach - © Lukassek
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Adresse Location:
Castlerock, (County Derry)

Downhill Beach is a sumptuous beach of 11km of fine sand, located in Northern Ireland near the village of Castelrock. It is there that the no less famous Mussenden Temple is located!

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A surfing and hiking spot with typical Northern Irish charm!

The Mussenden Temple and Downhill Beach - Rafolas - cc

The Mussenden Temple and Downhill Beach – Rafolas – cc

It is by accessing the Temple of Mussenden that you will be able to get an exceptional view of the beach of Downhill below.

Particularly long, and made up of white sand, it is the perfect place to spend time with your family, picnicking with your feet in the water, walking, swimming, or surfing! It must be said that the beach, in addition to being magnificent, has an officially protected fauna and flora! You will be able to marvel at the superb sand dunes, or at the incredible number of seabirds!

For the anecdote, it is on this beach that many scenes from the Iron Throne series were filmed. Thus, Downhill Beach was used as a place to symbolize “Dragonstone”, the place where the 7 idols of Westeros were burned.

Downhill Beach
Practical information

Address Address:
north of Castlerock near Mussenden Temple.

Coordonnées GPSGPS:
55.167102, -6.837369
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