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Owned and managed by Coleraine Borough Council, Downhill is separated from Benone by the Umbra burn where it enters the sea (also forms part of the boundary between the two Councils). After White Park Bay, Downhill is probably one of the most photographed beaches on the north coast because of the famous Mussenden Temple and has featured in many television and film dramas. Both Downhill and Benone are popular with sea anglers who run a number of annual competitions. Access: From under railway line at Downhill and from Benone across the

Umbra burn. (difficult in high tides and heavy rainfall). Cars permitted (excluding quad bikes and scramblers). Limavady PSNI patrol both beaches during the visitor season. Note: The beach is backed by narrow and fragmented dunes and part of the Coleraine to Derry railway line which disappears into the Downhill cliffs under Mussenden Temple. Beach Guards (July-August). J.A. J.A.

Mussel J.A.


Sea Rocket

Beaches .... an islands treasure  

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