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Highlights in Portrush
- Sandy beaches
- The Giant’s Causeway
- Barry’s Amusement park
- Great golf club
- Fresh fish
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Apartments in Portrush
Boasting superb local sandy beaches, a fantastic golf club and the incredible Giant’s Causeway, Portrush offers incredible landmarks to visit in the beautiful old town too, along the Ramore Head peninsula. Find an apartment in and around the centre or in the just mentioned peninsula and enjoy the beauty of this seaside town during your holidays. The beach is always a few feet away from your doorstep.Apartments by the sea
The lovely beaches of Portrush are ideal for a beach holiday. Find your apartment within walking distance from the beach. Enjoy a comfortable space to unwind and make the most of your time in Portrush. Open plan kitchens, cosy bedrooms and lounges and great views from the balcony. All the amenities are included in your stay so you just need to plan and choose a date to come!
Travellers and activities
Portrush has an interesting past. Flint tools were found here during the 19th century meaning that more than 6,000 thousand years ago the town was occupied. Its port started to develop between the 12th and 13th century and although there are no traces of them now, there were two castles and a church. You can still see the ruins of Dunluce Castle though perched above the ocean. Once a fishing town, Portrush bagan to develop as tourism increased because of the landmarks and the beaches it has to offer.Portrush for beach lovers
Before it was a tourist destination, the main activity in Portrush was fishing, but the fine sandy beaches started to attract holidaymakers who wanted to enjoy a holiday beach. Go to Portrush Whiterocks Beach, a recreational beach with natural coves carved into the limestone cliffs to spend the day basking in the sun, walking along the shore, look for shells and treasures or building sandcastles with the little ones. Take a dip in the sea and relax on your towel or practise some water sports, especially surf, kayaking and body board. The other beach is West Strand, also known as Mill Strand, starting at South Pier Harbour and stretching to the West Strand Road. A Blue Flag beach ideal for water sports, walks, relax and enjoy the benefit of a great holiday feel.
Did you know that The Royal Portrush Golf Club is the only one outside mainland Great Britain that has hosted the Open Championship?
Top 7 travel tips in Portrush
Ireland has been a great producer of whiskeys and at the Old Bushmills Distillery you can sample a wide range of the quality products they craft. This is the world’s oldest licensed distillery and the Bank of Ireland, decided to celebrate the 400 anniversary of the brand, by putting it on the new banknotes. Enjoy a tour to watch whiskey making in progress. This place has been home to different generations producing hand crafted batches of smooth tasting Irish whiskey. Let’s raise a glass!2. Embark on the Causeway Coastal Route
Considered as one of the greatest scenic drives in the world, the Causeway Coastal Route will take you through villages, towns, great landmarks and stunning beaches and bays. Your adventure starts (or ends) in the vibrant city of Belfast, followed by the impressive Carrickfergus Castle, the Gobbins cliff path and the Slemish, a very popular pilgrimage place on Saint Patrick’s Day where you reach the summit of the volcano. Visit Glenariff Forest Park, stop at Cushendun, one of the many locations used for Game of Thrones. Walk through the Dark Hedges and take a day trip to Rathlin Island. Last but not least, the Giant’s Causeway is an unmissable geological wonder that gives the route its name.3. The Giant’s Causeway
One of Northern Ireland’s natural wonders is the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site and a national nature reserve not to be missed. The landmark sits at the centre of an area of incredible beauty, steeped in myth and legend. The basalt columns were the result of a volcanic fissure eruption, creating a unique landscape of hexagonal columns forming stepping stones from the cliff foot to the sea. Start your visit at the Visitor Centre and then stroll down to the curious polygonal-shaped stones and look for the Camel, the Granny, the Organ and the Wishing Chair.4. Play a round of golf
Royal Portrush Golf Club is a 36-hole private club with two links, the Dunluce Links and the Valley Links. Many tournaments have been hosted here and the Dunluce Links is considered as one of the best golf courses in the world. The story of the club is told in a new book called History Made, History in the Making: The Story of Royal Portrush Golf Club This book reflects how this sport in Portrush was linked to the railways and the emergence of tourism during the Victorian era, how two of the founders started and organised the first competition in 1888 on a nine-hole course. Enjoy the driving Range, a Pitching Green, a Putting Green and rent the electric trolleys, the caddies and the pull trolleys.5. Have a day of thrills and fun
Barry Amusements is a must when in Portrush. Just above the West Strand, this amusement park is the perfect place to spend a whole day of fun with the little ones or with your friends to have a laugh and indulge your inner child! Enjoy the 15 rides, including the two rollercoasters, the water slide, the carousel or the Extreme Orbiter. The park has something for everyone. Come and enjoy!6. Indulge in fresh seafood
From award-winning restaurants to top chefs, fabulous local produce and fresh sea products. Straight from the sea to the table. In Portrush you can avail of the opportunity to enjoy the best fish and shellfish. Try some of the daily specials at Ocho Tapas. Have some fresh mussels and catch-of-the-day fish at the modern 55 Degrees North, delicious grilled fish at the Mermaid Kitchen and Bar or a fine dining experience at Harry’s Shack.7. Explore the town
In Portrush you can have everything you expect from a seaside town - Independent shops, great eateries, arcades, entertainment and a fabulous promenade to enjoy pleasant walks in the afternoon. Head to Portrush Harbour or make your way towards the mile-long Ramore Head peninsula. Once there, explore the walking trails and the views before going back to the main commercial strip, Main Street. Walk around the shops, the art galleries and stop for a nibble or a delicious menu. Go to the most iconic building in Portrush, The Arcadia, a former ballroom that is now used as an events and wedding venue with a lovely cafe to enjoy a nice cuppa.