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Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart

Tourist Information Centres

Coleraine Tourist Information Centre, Railway Road, Coleraine, BT52 1PE
Tel: 028 7034 4723 Fax: 028 7035 1756

Portrush Tourist Information Centre, 10 Sandhill Drive, Portrush BT56 8BF
Tel: 028 7082 3333 Fax: 028 7082 1358

Press Contact

Peter Thompson
Tourism Manager
Coleraine Borough Council
Portstewart Road
Coleraine BT52 1EY

Trade Contact

Siobhan McKenna, Tourist Information Manager
Coleraine Tourist Information Centre, Railway Road, Coleraine BT52 1PE
Tel: 028 7034 4723 Fax: 028 7035 1756


Covering 120 square miles, the North Coast of Northern Ireland is an area of unparalleled beauty, offering some of the most breathtaking and dramatic countryside in Northern Ireland and, possibly, the world. The area boasts the picturesque seaside resorts of Portrush, Portstewart, Portballintrae, Downhill and Castlerock, the busy shopping town of Coleraine and the small market towns of Kilrea and Garvagh.

What's on Offer


West Bay Portrush
East Strand Portrush, inc Water Sports Centre
White Rocks Portrush
Portstewart Strand
Downhill Strand
Castlerock Beach
Runkerry Strand Portballintrae

Places to Visit

Dunluce Castle, Portrush
*Dunluce Family Entertainment Centre, Portrush
*Waterworld, Portrush
*Barry’s Amusements, Portrush
*Portstewart Crescent
The Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills
Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery
*Mussenden Temple and Downhill Castle
*Hezlett House, Castlerock
*Garvagh Museum & Heritage Centre
*Damhead Model Railway, Coleraine
*Arkhill Farm Centre, Garvagh

NB * refers to seasonal opening.


The North Coast stages many international events each year, such as the North West 200 Motorcycle Races, The NI International Air Show and a range of golf tournaments.

A number of the pubs offer traditional and contemporary music or try out one of the award winning nightclubs.


Coleraine is renowned for its unique mix of independent, family-run businesses and top high street names.

Eating Out

For great food, whether it be gourmet, exotic or traditional, the North Coast caters for every taste.

Recreation & Sport

Angling, golf, surfing, horse riding, sky diving, scuba, water sports, cycling, walking,etc.


Hotels, guesthouses, farmhouses, self-catering, caravan and camping.

Getting There


From the East
Taking the M2 from Belfast. Exit M2 at Junction 1 and follow A26 to Coleraine. From the West
Via the A2 Londonderry-Limavady road. From Limavady follow the A2 coastal route to Coleraine via Castlerock or the A37 mountain road to Coleraine.
From the South
Follow the main arterial A29 route via Armagh and Cookstown.


Trains run regularly between Belfast Central - Coleraine - Derry, with connecting trains from Coleraine to Portrush. High speed trains also run regularly between Belfast and Dublin.


Services run between Stranraer - Belfast and Cairnryan - Larne. An overnight service also operates between Liverpool and Belfast and a conventional ferry runs from Fleetwood to Larne (8 hours). A seasonal service operates from Troon to Larne during March-October.


George Best Belfast City airport is located 58 miles South of Coleraine, Belfast International airport at Aldegrove is about 37 miles south of the area, and City of Derry Airport is only a 45-minute drive away.