Whether you visit Portrush for its picturesque stretch of sandy beaches, crumbling castle or distinguished seafood restaurants, this Northern Irish seaside resort has something for everyone, and Likibu has the perfect holiday accommodation. In this scenic northern town, you are never too far away from some of the country’s most breathtaking views, so choose a holiday rental on Airbnb or TripAdvisor and secure your place in this coastal haven.
Stay in a holiday home in this famous peninsula seaside town!
Portrush has no shortage of naturally beautiful landscapes to entice its visitors, but nothing stands out more than its mile-long peninsula, an island which is home to the towns most famous restaurants and holiday rentals. Portrush boasts a diverse range of attractions, from arcades and amusement parks to stunning golf courses and its famous train station.
When to visit Portrush?
The summer months between June to September are undeniably the best time to visit Portrush as the temperatures peak during in this time, and there is less chance of rainfall. With the better weather however comes a mass amount of tourists, particularly in late July and August when the area becomes a magnet for families, so remember to book your holiday homes in advance.
How to get there?
Portrush is an area in County Antrim and is accessible by car from across both the North and Republic of Ireland by using the M1 and then the A26. Similarly, you can reach the town by car from the rest of the United Kingdom, considering you take your car across the Irish Sea on one of the many daily ferries. For visitors from across Europe and the rest of the world, the best option is to fly to the City of Derry Airport which offers local flights to nearby European cities, or Belfast International Airport with direct flights across the globe. If you arrive into Belfast, be sure to rent a hire car to take on the hour-long drive to Portrush yourself, and have a car for the rest of your time in this northern coastal gem.
How to get around Portrush?
The digestible size of Portrush is one of the destinations greatest assets as its impressive coast, and surrounding neighbourhoods can be covered leisurely by foot in a matter of hours. Immerse yourself in the towns natural attractions and discover the best of Portrush in your own time by walking on its sandy beaches and along the rugged cliffs. Alternatively, if you would rather get around town in an even easier way and you have hired a car to travel between Belfast Airport, you can see the sights from behind the wheel and find your way around Portrush from the road. The old train station is a staple of the town and so is worth a visit, even if you are not planning on travelling by rail, and there is a bus system, which offers another way of going via public transport.
Where to stay in Portrush?
The rugged and rocky headland of Ramore Head is the epitome of Portrush, with its striking natural beauty, this landmark is the perfect place to reside. Choose a holiday home in this area, and you are guaranteed to wake up with a view of the North Atlantic Ocean and immerse yourself in Northern Irish beauty from the second you start your day. Securing accommodation around Ramore Head will not only place you in the heart of Portrush's natural wonders, but it will also mean you are just a stone's throw away from the regions most exquisite dining experiences, so make the most of the towns acclaimed seafood, and wash it down in the cosmopolitan cocktail bar overlooking the water.
East Strand is the ideal spot for those visitors who crave a little adventure in Portrush, as surfers flock to its beach for its water-sport opportunities and esteemed ocean waves. After a morning of surfing in this eastern district, you can continue these exciting activities into the afternoon and right on into the evening in the neighbouring Sportsland Amusement Arcade and pizzeria. For cheaper accommodation in this area, choose a cottage for you and your friends, allowing you to spend more of your savings on surfing gear and some of the most excellent pizza in Northern Ireland!
The breathtaking landscape of Dunluce is a favourite with golfers from around the world, with enthusiasts travelling across the globe to sample its emerald ocean lined coast, all of which is overlooked by the historic ruins of Dunluce Castle. Maintain Dunluce's elite way of living at a fraction of the cost, by booking a holiday rental at a fraction of the price, and return to your accommodation having sampled Dunluce's many flavours from the diverse range of restaurants on the main road.
What activities to do?
Surf in the East Strand
Once you catch a glimpse of the Northern Atlantic waves which grace Portrush's East Strand, you will not be surprised that this resort is known as a surfers paradise, with its waves attracting water sports enthusiasts from across the country. You do not, however, have to know your way around the board to enjoy the East Strand, as you can learn the skill as you go, or you can just opt for bathing on the sandy beach, either way, East Strand is unmissable from any trip to Portrush.
Dine on Ramore Head
There is no reason why you cannot still indulge in prestigious dining experience which this neighbourhood offers. One area, in particular, stands out against the rest, and that is the seafood restaurants of Ramore Head. ‘The Mermaid' has made a name for itself through its grilled seafood and excellent bar, which overlooks the oceanic waters.
Barry's Amusement Park
Yes, it is true, Portrush is home to the largest amusement park in the whole of Northern Ireland. The park and funfair is a favourite with visiting families, many of which brave Barry's iconic Big Dipper among other rides which are suitable for every age.
Tour the ruins of Dunluce Castle
Any Game of Thrones fans might instantly recognise Dunluce Castle as Greyjoy's Castle, but there is even more to this revived site than its use on the set of a TV show. This Medieval landmark has had its place on the Irish coastline since the 1500s and has endured a dramatic history ever since. Dunluce Castle is especially convenient for visitors who are letting accommodation in Dunluce.
Walk along Whiterocks Beach
Take a walk along the white sands of the most dramatic coastline in Portrush and discover the hidden rock formations along Northern Ireland's best-kept secret. Whiterocks Beach is also a great place to come if you are wanting to see some unbeatable sunsets.
Visit Portrush Countryside Centre
If you fancy getting more acquainted in the local art and coffee scene, then spend some time in the Countryside Centre, which is home to Portrush' gallery and a waterfront coffees shop, with picturesque views of the ocean from its dramatic position on the cliff.
No visit to this seaside town is complete without devoting some time to Portrush Harbour and Marina which gives you yet another chance to get close to the water and experience some of the areas maritime history.