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Also referred to as Bushfoot strand, Runkerry is also a geological ASSI and one of the most exciting beach systems in Ireland with a combination of very strong waves, attractive scenery and natural history. Under the control of Moyle District Council, the short beach extends from the mouth of the River Bush towards Runkerry House and the famous Giants Causeway. Popular with surfers, this beach is also noted for it’s strong rip currents. Access: Across footbridge spanning R. Bush from Portballintrae car park. Also from Causeway via footpath from Station car park. No vehicular access. Note: Peaty-red colouring of water from R Bush. See the huge boulder-clay and gravel frame bed on which the dunes sit (evidence of Ireland’s glacial history).

Harebells M.H.

No Beach Guards. Strong rips and shelving. Bathing inadvisable.

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Beaches .... an islands treasure  

An environmental guide to the recreational beaches of the North Coast by Coleraine Borough Council