Coleraine is a small market town situated on the banks of the River Bann and some two miles from the sea. There are excellent beaches on both sides of the estuary and along the coast. The area is also a haven for wildlife.
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Coleraine is an outstandingly beautiful area featuring some of the most spectacular countryside in Northern Ireland. It encompasses the resorts of Portrush, Portstewart, Portballintrae, Downhill and Castlerock, and the busy shopping town of Coleraine. This area is an ideal holiday base for all the family, there's simply so much to see and do.
There are plenty of visitor attractions in the area as well as several golf courses and watersports facilities. Portrush offers theme parks and amusements as well as a great beach. Portstewart has a two mile long promenade and there are fine cliff walks. Castlerock is a quiet resort but ideal for strolling, swimming and sunbathing.
Dunluce Castle is one of the most recognised landmarks on the Causeway coastline. Dating back to the 16th Century, the castle is a romantic ruin, perched on a dramatic cliff top. Legend has it that the clan Mac Donnell from Antrim lived there and, while entertaining one night, the kitchen fell into the sea taking most of the servants with it. Two ghosts are said to haunt the ruins to this day.
Mountsandel Fort to the west of the town is the location of Irelands oldest known settlement - dating from around 7000BC
What to see around Coleraine
Wigmore Farm - 10, Ballydevitt Rd, Aghadowey, Coleraine, County Londonderry BT51 4DR Tel: 028 7086 8396
Garvagh Museum - 142, Main St, Garvagh, Coleraine, County Londonderry BT51 5AE Tel: 028 2955 7924
Dunluce Castle - Cliff top castle ruins. 87 Dunlice Road, Portrush, Phone: 028 2073 1938
Waterworld - Funpool with flumes and tenpin bowling - The Harbour, Portrush TEL: 028 7082 2001 For details visit: Waterworld
Barry's Amusements - Rides and amusements - 16 Eglinton Street, Portrush TEL: 028 7082 2340
River Bann Cruises - Christie Park Jetty, Strand Road, Coleraine Contact: Robert Anderson Tel: 077 9878 6955
Giants Causeway - At Bushmills.
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We will bring you feature articles about the coastline and news items about life in the coastal area. contributions to this section are welcome.
Attractions - see listings pages
A huge selection of attractions are available within the coastal area and this section will have details of many of them. From piers and harbours to fun fairs and roller coasters, the listings will have details of what's available in your chosen area. For details of attractions look in the resort pages.
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Whether your idea of an ideal activity is sunbathing or you prefer something more strenuous, the chances are that you will be able to pursue this at the coast. There is a wide selection of activities that can be found on our coastline - these range from a gentle stroll to the next bay, to swimming and snorkelling, to more energetic activities such as sailing, surfing, windsurfing and kite sailing. See Activities section.
Pubs, restaurants and shopping guide
The listings section will also have details of pubs, restaurants, nightclubs and shops available in the locality. Restaurants and shops coming soon.....
The Beach Pub - Exmouth