Porstewart is a small coastal village located in Co. Londonderry. It is located 7 km from Portrush, another of the most beautiful coastal villages of the Emerald Isle.
A magical place to discover in Northern Ireland.
Imagine a place where your only concern is to stroll along the coast until you reach an almost paradisiacal beach, relax and have a coffee overlooking the sea or dine watching the sunset. That’s Portstewart.
The town itself is small, charming and easy to walk around in a short time. The highlight of Portstewart is Strand Beach.
It is one of the most sought after beaches in Northern Ireland. In the summer, Portstewart becomes the destination for many Irish people looking for a relaxing holiday.
Beach facilities are open from 10am to 5pm. Parking costs £6 and refreshments and Portstewart souvenirs are available at the visitor centre.
Portstewart Stand can be reached by car, bike or on foot. I recommend the latter option.
From Portstewart to Strand Beach there is a beautiful path along the coast. Although you can start the walk from any point, I started from the Start of the Sea Church.
This building was built in 1916 and is the only catholic church in Porstewart 👇
🍴Best places to eat in Portstewart
📍 Jam Jar
Small, charming and located in the heart of Portstewart’s waterfront. It’s ideal for sheltering from the rain and tempting yourself with one of their homemade cakes 🍰
One of the most recommended places to eat in Portstewart, and the ideal place for a tasty dinner by the sea.
It’s an Italian restaurant, so the menu focuses mainly on pasta (£8-15) and pizza (£8-13). They also serve burgers (£8), meat dishes (£11-19), fish (£14) and salads (£3). Although they usually have availability on the premises, you can book a table online or by phone.
🛌 Where to stay in Porstewart
To stay in Portstewart I chose a great airbnb 👉 Sheila’s House
The location of the house is ideal, just minutes from the seafront and the bus stop that connects Portrush, Portstewart and Coleraine. It is super modern and well cared for in every detail. Sheila is a complete sweetheart.
Breakfast is included in the price of the room. Sheila will ask you in the evening what you would like for breakfast so she can have it ready for you the next day.
The breakfast is a real morning bomb: toast with eggs and granola with Greek yoghurt and blueberries – I ended up full, and discovered that I loved granola!
The price per night for one guest is €47 and for two guests is €76.
Although only one bedroom is listed on Airbnb, Sheila has two double bedrooms in case a family or friends want to travel together. She doesn’t rent the rooms separately, as she doesn’t want guests to be forced to share the bathroom with other guests as there is only one guest bathroom.