Benone

Benone Strand is one of the most popular beaches in Northern Ireland because of its location, activities and easy access. This seven mile stretch of sand incorporates three beaches in one; Downhill Beach, Benone Strand and Magilligan Beach.

Benone beach and dunelands fall within the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and they are also protected as part of the Magilligan Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and Area of Special Scientific Interest (ASSI).

Apart from walking on the beach and swimming, there is a local 9-hole golf course, a local surfing school, and various weekend activities throughout the summer. There are a number of local restaurants and a pub. The entire Causeway Coast, Coleraine, Portrush, and Portstewart are near at hand.

The Lough Foyle ferry from Magilligan Point (12 minutes drive) operates a continuous sailing service to Greencastle during the summer months. The gateway to Inishowen and Donegal from the end of the beach.

What Benone has to offer?

  • Benone Tourist Complex nearby
  • Local neighbouring caravan parks
  • Zoned activity areas for swimming, jet skis, dogs, etc.
  • Seasonal RNLI Beach Lifeguards Service (July & August 11am-7pm daily)
  • A haven for nature lovers as the entire area is a paradise for the study of botany, entomology and shells.
  • Northern Ireland’s first fully inclusive beach, with specialist beach access equipment for limited-mobility users. Thanks to work carried out by local charity, Mae Murray Foundation

Gortmore Viewing Point

Gortmore Viewing Point

Gortmore Viewpoint is situated on the Bishop’s Road, on the Binevenagh Loop which is part of the Causeway Coastal Route. On a clear day views extend across to Donegal and the islands of Islay and Jura off the west coast of Scotland. In addition, a sculpture of Manannan Mac Lir, a sea God originating from this area can be viewed from this scenic viewpoint.

Binevenagh

Binevenagh

Take a scenic drive along Binevenagh Mountain and explore the panoramic views along the Mountain and Lake. This route offers the most scenic views accross the Causeway Costal Route.

Benone Beach

Benone Beach

Benone Beach, multiple recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award, is a must-see when visiting the area. With seven miles of golden sand and a magnificent back drop of mountain and cliff scenery and stunning views across to Donegal, this is an attractive sightseeing environment along with the usual seaside activities including picnic spots, watersports, and fishing.

Magilligan Point

Magilligan Point

A large and unique beachfront home with spectacular views of Lough Foyle and Magilligan Beach. Located steps to the cosy ‘Point Bar & Restaurant’ you can experience a drink by the fireside overlooking beautiful Inishowen in Donegal. (Film location of Star Wars).

Famous Landmarks along the North Coast

North West 200

North West 200

The North West 200 is a motorsport event established in 1929 for racing motorcycles on closed public roads. The races are held on a 8.970 mile street circuit known as the “Triangle” between the towns of Portstewart, Coleraine and Portrush in the Causeway Coast and Glens.

Each year, the event attracts the best international road racers in the world and thousands of motorsport fans flock to the area for the thrill of high speed motorcycle action.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Benone Getaways is located in between two of the famous filming locations in Game of Thrones.

Binevenagh Mountain: The plateau and steep cliffs extend for over six miles across the peninsula of Magilligan, dominating the skyline over the villages of Bellarena, Downhill, Castlerock and Benone beach.

Downhill Beach: In Game of Thrones, Downhill Beach appeared in season two when Stannis Baratheon rejects the Seven Gods of Westeros and allows Melisandre to burn their effigies as an offering to the Lord of Light.

The 253rd Open - 2025 Royal Portrush

The 253rd Open - 2025 Royal Portrush

Northern Ireland’s biggest and most successful sporting event, the 148th Open Championship, was staged at Royal Portrush Golf Club in July 2019.

The winner, Shane Lowry, had an amazing journey to lift the famous Claret Jug, while fellow Irish major champions Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Graeme McDowell relished playing in front of a home crowd.

The Dark Hedges

The Dark Hedges

A popular stop on Game of Thrones filming location tours, The Dark Hedges is an impressive and atmospheric tunnel of trees.

The beautiful avenue of beech trees were planted by the Stuart family in the 18th century to impress visitors as they approached the entrance to their Georgian mansion, Gracehill House.

PERFECT FOR EVERY TYPE OF GETAWAY

Active & Fun....

The location speaks for itself. Benone Getaways is walking distance away from all that you’ll require to have the perfect stay;

  • Surfing – Longline Surf School
  • Golfing
  • Walking Trails
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Gliding
  • Limitless Adventure Centre
  • Horse Riding – Crindle Stables
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
  • Fishing – Duncrun Fishing Lake & Binevenagh Lake

Relaxing....

This exclusive beach location allows you to relax and unwind without sacrificing your home comforts. Benone Getaways is located only a couple of minutes walk away from  a 7 mile Blue Flagged Beach.

Our daily breath taking views are of Binevenagh Mountain & the Hills of Donegal.

Our self-catering apartments are fully kitted out and ready for our guests to walk in and enjoy. We have left a welcoming hamper of the essentials to make our guests feel like home. 

All pods will have access to a unique ‘Chill & Grill’ bbq hut that can be used by our guests to cook a meal or enjoy a glass of wine around the fire.

Great if a group of you are staying in the pods, or you want to get to know your pod neighbours. The Firepit cabin is a communal space for all the glamping guests to share

Family Trip....

Benone Getaways is a two minute walk from Benone Strand. This European Blue Flag and Seaside Award beach is a golden sandy beach without rocks, shingle or seaweed. Lifeguard service is on duty daily in July and August from 11:00 to 19:00. The Sea Shed Coffee Shop is located at the entrance to the beach and serves excellent coffee and hot chocolate.

Benone Tourist Complex is approximately 10 minute walk away and includes a supervised playground, outdoor heated splash pool, tennis, an activities centre, crazy golf and 9 hole golf course. Waves Coffee Shop and Bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner. There is a small food shop and carry 5 minutes walk away from the caravan, and 2 supermarkets 10 minutes drive away.