This long sandy beach is close to all the amenities of Portrush and offers striking coastal views. It has won the prestigious Blue Flag beach award for the management and cleanliness of the beach, as well as the quality of the water. During the summer months the waters beckon water sport enthusiasts who can be seen partaking in surfing, canoeing and sailing. Boating and fishing tours can be arranged locally.
Portrush West-Strand Surf
Portrush-West Strand in Antrim is an exposed beach break that has consistent surf, although summer tends to be mostly flat. Offshore winds blow from the southeast with some shelter here from east winds. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the best swell direction is from the northwest. The beach breaks offer lefts and rights. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Often Crowded.
Surf Forecast for Portrush West Strand
How to read this surf forecast
Wave height refers to the size of the swell measured in open water close to the coastline. This means the actual size of the wave when it hits the beach may vary due to many factors including beach shape and orientation.
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|Last updated: 22-Sep-2018|