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Highlights in Portrush
- Lovely beaches
- Popular resort town
- Fresh seafood
- Wonderful golfing
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Portrush
Featuring three beaches with the coveted blue-flag designation, Portrush in Northern Ireland’s County Antrim is one of the most famous resort towns on the island of Ireland. Looking for a holiday rental in this fabulous resort? The harbour area is a lovely area to stay – located on a small peninsular, you will be surrounded on all sides by the majestic Atlantic. To the easy there are some lovely lettings overlooking Royal Portrush golf club, and to the west check out the lettings close to the ever-popular West Strand beach, perfect for families. For larger lettings, look at the houses south of the town as it merges with the lush, green countryside.Houses and flats with sea views
Holiday rentals in Portrush include well-appointed Victorian homes with sizeable gardens and modern open-plan kitchens and lounges, suitable for families or larger groups. There are also many contemporary flats in the town with large windows that offer stunning and unobstructed panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean!
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The area and getting around
Portrush is just over an hour’s drive from Belfast and easily accessible via bus and train. Its population of 7,000 swells during the summer months as visitors head on an adventure to its magnificent shores. Located in the far north of the country on the Atlantic Ocean, it is now one of the most popular resort towns in Northern Ireland.Discover Portrush’s fine beaches
Portrush boasts three beautiful beaches which are all blue-flag designations. West Strand beach, a stunning curve of shoreline, lines the western coast of Portrush’s peninsula. Head to the eastern coast of Portrush and you’ll arrive at East Strand. Over two and a half miles long, it is a great spot for swimming and surfing. On the other side of Royal Portrush is Whiterocks Beach backed by white limestone cliffs that have been carved through centuries into a labyrinth of caves and arches. On a sunny day, the sheer beauty of this place will genuinely leave you gobsmacked!
Travellers and activities
A real treat awaits golfers in Portrush. The town is home to the legendary Royal Portrush Golf Club with its two Championship Courses – the renowned Dunluce Course and the smaller but equally enjoyable Valley Course. The greens are dotted among enormous sand dunes that rise above the coastline and command gorgeous views across the North Atlantic across to Scotland and the golf is even more spectacular. For those who play the ordinary, earthbound kind of golf, this is not for you. For everyone else, Portrush welcomes you to its greens!Portrush for fans of the traditional Irish pub
For a classic Irish pub experience, head to Harbour Bar, one of the oldest pubs on the north coast of Northern Ireland. The pints of Guinness are expertly pulled by the landlord Willie Gregg, who will welcome you with a Cheshire-cat smile. The music is loud and boisterous and the local performers are talented. The Quays is another traditional pub that offers a cosy atmosphere and a fine garden at the back where you can enjoy kaleidoscopic summer-time sunsets.
Portrush is in Game of Thrones territory, and within a half-hour drive fans of the show can visit some of its more iconic sets!
Top 5 travel tips in Portrush
Portrush has an abundance of restaurants where you can avail of the opportunity to feast on fish and seafood that is as fresh as fresh can be. 55 Degrees North features both breath-taking views and local mussels and catch-of-the-day options!2. Head out to sea
Causeway Sea Fishing Co. is your one-stop-shop for boat tours for fishers, foodies, and adventurers. The company offers mackerel fishing tours, bird-watching tours and coastal sightseeing options.3. Explore the Giant’s Causeway
The Giant’s Causeway truly must be seen to be believed. It is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation created by volcanic fissure eruptions 50 million years ago. The Causeway offers 11 miles of hiking routes and the Visitor Experience Centre provides maps, tours, and an fascinating interactive exhibition.4. Spend a day surfing the waves!
With its Atlantic beaches and roaring waves, Portrush is a wonderful place to surf, bodyboard and paddle board. There are numerous surf schools in the town, offering private and group lessons.5. Simply explore the town
Portrush is the archetypal seaside town with charming shops, traditional pubs, arcades, and a highly walkable beachfront. Head up Kerr Street for some fantastic views of the sea and Portrush Harbor, walk around Ramore Head and explore the trails and cliffs before heading back to the town centre.
FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Portrush
Portrush is one of the most expensive cities in the United Kingdom! For a stay here you will pay around £159.59 per night.
If you seek to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Portrush are September (£132.39 per night for accommodation, on average), November (£137.46), and October (£139.01).
When you look at renting a holiday letting in Portrush, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of May (with an average of £192.03 per night), followed by January (£187.42), and February (£181.02).
So you don't run out of accommodation options in Portrush, we recommend you to be proactive, as 60% of rentals are usually booked, according to last year's data.
January, March, and October are, in order of highest to lowest, the months offering the largest number of properties free, with respective average availability figures of 55.5%, 53.25% and 50.8%.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 16.2% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by July (19.75%), and May (36%).
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