Portstewart is the perfect country escape to the Northern Irish coast in County Londonderry. A holiday in Portstewart will allow you to have a beach or golf holiday, or both, depending on your tastes all whilst being a stone’s throw away from some of the most breath-taking coastal scenery. On Likibu you can browse through a vast selection of holiday rentals to choose the perfect one to suit your needs: from a couple’s coastal retreat to a seaside holiday for the whole family.
Find and book the perfect holiday home on the coast in Portstewart
A gem on Northern Ireland's coastline, Portstewart is the perfect place to enjoy a laidback holiday in a cottage or b&b by the sea. For a more luxurious break, book a luxury apartment with a sea view in Portstewart and enjoy the town's golf courses and beach.
When to go
As with most of Britain, Northern Ireland's weather is never too warm but usually fairly mild all year round. Because Portstewart is a coastal seaside resort, it's at its best in the warm weather, so book your trip for the summertime between May and August to get the most out of Portstewart.
How to get there
Although Portstewart is only a small coastal town, it is easy to reach from both within and outside Northern Ireland. Flights go to both Belfast Airport and the nearby, but smaller, Derry Airport. From Derry, Portstewart is only about a 45 minute drive, or a short train journey. Within Northern Ireland, trains run regularly to the nearby Portrush and Coleraine stations. There are bus connections between Coleraine, Portrush and Portstewart, but for the ultimate convenience, hire a car for your stay in Portstewart.
Where to stay in Portstewart
Towards the western end of the Promenade, there is a large, impressive Gothic mansion on the edge of the cliff. This convent has been the Dominican College for just over 100 years and provides a beautiful backdrop to stay in Portstewart. It is also close to the beach, making this area the perfect place to book a holiday home in Portstewart for a relaxing holiday.
On the eastern side of Portstewart is the harbour, which is a really convenient area to stay for easy access to the rest of the town and the nearby coastal towns. On top of this, you'll have a fantastic view of the sea from your holiday apartment or b&b.
How to get around in Portstewart
Portstewart is a really compact town, with fewer than 10,000 residents. Its smaller size makes it easily accessible by foot or bike for the whole time you're there! If you want to venture further afield to the other beautiful seaside towns on the Northern Irish coast, such as Portrush or Castlerock, it's worth hiring a car to get the most out of your visit.
What activities can you do in Portstewart?
Portstewart is mostly famous as a seaside resort and its beach certainly lives up to this reputation. Portstewart Strand is a beautiful, two-mile long beach protected by the National Trust that has attracted holidaymakers since the Victorian times. Nearby there is a cliff path with beautiful views across the coast to nearby towns, with Donegal in the distance. There is also a path along the coast towards the Giant's Causeway.
Portstewart has three golf courses as part of the Portstewart Golf Club, so this is the perfect way to unwind during a relaxing seaside holiday. Golf aficionados will be pleased with the 54-hole complex, which hosted the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in 2017, attracting huge crowds to Portstewart. The sandy beach setting of the Strand course makes for a beautiful game, especially during the summertime.
Northern Ireland's most famous and beautiful natural phenomenon, the Giant's Causeway, is only a short drive from Portstewart. Here you can see incredible collections of rocks including the famous Grand Causeway, Giant's Boot and Wishing Chair.