contact us

22 Victoria Road
Derry~Londonderry
Northern Ireland
BT47 2AB

Tel: +44 (0) 28 7134 2100
Email: general@loughs-agency.org

Dundalk Street,
Carlingford,
Co Louth,
Rep. of Ireland

Tel: +353 (0) 42 938 3888
Email: carlingford@loughs-agency.org

what are you searching for?

Surfing

In Ireland surfing tends to be best on an Atlantic shore and some local spots are listed below.

In Ireland surfing tends to be best on an Atlantic shore and some local spots are listed below.

As with any outdoor activity, always carry out thorough planning before your trip, put a safety plan in place and wear and carry appropriate safety equipment.

In the event of an emergency call 999 and ask for Coast Guard or Police.

Surf the day away!

Benone Beach, Magilligan Strand, County Londonderry or Derry

Arguably the finest surfing in the Foyle area is at Benone (pronounced “Ben Own”), near Limavady and close to the Magilligan side of the Foyle Ferry crossing. There are toilet facilities at this Blue Flag beach and usually (in the summer holiday season) a life guard post. There is camping and caravanning nearby and a hostel at the Downhill end of the beach.

Waves tend to get progressively bigger further east along the strand and tend to be more rolling and less violent than at other Atlantic coast locations.

Inishowen Head to Malin Head, County Donegal

There are several small to medium sized beaches along this stretch of scenic coast. Most of them have an east facing shore.

Activities