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Managed by Limavady Borough Council, Benone Strand is a very popular beach with a wide range of beach activities from kite flying to jet skiing. Part of the dune system to the east of the strand is an Ulster Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve (the Umbra). Access: Via Benone Tourist Complex (caravan park, outdoor pool and golf) off A2. Also under railway line at Downhill and across Umbra Burn

(care needed). Cars permitted (excluding quad bikes and scramblers). Note: The area is enhanced by the spectacular wooded cliffs to the south which form part of the ancient coastline and is now home to many wild birds. Watch out for the occasional hang glider and numerous waterfalls. The Council Beach Lifeguards and Beach Wardens (July – August). C.B.C.



Beaches .... an islands treasure  

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