There is no shortage of things to do in and around Portrush, and the surrounding areas. Whether it is a round or two of golf, visiting historic sites and museums, walking, running or biking the coastal route, or swimming and surfing on the Blue Flag beaches, simply enjoying the scenic splendour and shopping for souvenirs, or eating out, we are here to help you plan to fill your days with as much, or as little, activity as you want. All you need do is ask.
Things to do
As well as helping you organise heaps of stuff to do within our region, we can help with ideas for unforgettable day trips out of Beulah House Portrush, for example a visit to Rathlin Island, taking the train on one of the world’s great railway journeys from Coleraine to Derry/Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013, discovering Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula, or experiencing the energy of RMS Titanic in Belfast.
The North Coast boasts magnificent stretches of golden sandy beaches, including several Blue Flag beaches, all within minutes of Beulah House.
- West Bay, Portrush
- East Strand, Portrush
- White Rocks, Portrush
- Portstewart Strand
- Runkerry Strand, Portballintrae
- Benone Strand
- Castlerock Beach
- Downhill Beach
Choose from any number of activities on offer including sailing, surfing, body boarding, stand up paddle boarding, swimming, scuba diving, sea tours, sea kayaking, surf kayaking, wind surfing, coastal caving, and coasteering, fishing and horse-riding. We are happy to help you book your activity with the local activity providers and surf schools.
Staying at Beulah House Portrush you are never more than a short drive from a fine golf course, and as a keen golfer and winner of the Womens Black Bush Tournament Helen can advise you on all your golf needs. Just a mile away is Royal Portrush Golf Club, venue to the 2012 Irish Open, and one of the world’s greatest courses as well as a breeding ground for champions - the club is home to Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open Champion, and Darren Clarke, the 2011 British Open Champion, and the late Fred Daly, the 1947 British Open Champion.
In less than a half hour drive you could be teeing off in one of more than half a dozen courses offering links or parkland challenges for all abilities and budgets – Portstewart Golf Club, Castlerock Golf Club, Roe Park Resort, Bushfoot and Ballycastle Golf Clubs are but a few of the courses within minutes of Beulah House Portrush.
Driving an hour or so from our bed and breakfast accommodation on relatively quiet country roads will give you dozens of courses to choose from including Royal Belfast Golf Club and Holywood Golf Club, home to the current World Number One and two-time major champion Rory McIlroy.
A short ferry crossing from Magilligan Point will take you to the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal where you can play either Greencastle, or the two championship links courses at Ballyliffin Golf Club, before returning for an evening of relaxation in Portrush or at Beulah House.
Hiking & Biking
You can choose to stroll or saunter from Beulah House to the stunning coastline and walk one of the many golden beaches, or for more serious walkers you can join the Ulster Way, and incorporate shorter sections of the Causeway Coast Way and the North Sperrins Way. There are plenty of coastal walks, rural walks and forest walks to suit all abilities and we can help with advice, route planning and maps.
There is no better way to see the stunning rugged coastline than from two wheels. There are a variety of terrains and routes, and significant sections of the National Cycle Network Route 93 pass close by Beulah House. You can bring your own bike, hire from specialists in the area or even borrow a jalopy from us!
Binevenagh Mountain - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – is a must for walkers and bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is a special and unique place with a spectacular landscape steeped in history and heritage.
Arts & Culture
Experience contemporary and traditional live music, concerts, plays, shows, exhibitions, comedy and cinema events at a choice of local venues including:
- The Playhouse, Portrush
- Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
- The Riverside Theatre, Coleraine
- Traditional Irish music on Thursdays at Springhill Bar
We are happy to assist with booking tickets and reservations.
History & Heritage
Explore the many historic buildings and places in the region including:
- Green Lane Museum, Roe Valley Country Park
- Ballycastle & Ballymoney Museums
- Hezlett House, Castlerock
- Lissanduff Ritual Site, Portballintrae
- The Dark Hedges, near Ballymoney
- The nine famous Glens of Antrim
Retail & Relax
Shop for souvenirs, antiques, arts and crafts in Portrush.
- If you are here on the second Saturday of the month, a visit to the Causeway Speciality Market in Coleraine is a must to pick up local, organic speciality food and quality crafts.
- Visit the bustling market town of Ballycastle from where, on a clear day, you can look across to Scotland.
- Relax and unwind at the region’s luxurious beauty spas – we can assist with making reservations and bookings.
There is plenty of choice in Portrush and the local area for good food establishments offering a diverse range of culinary styles, from traditional Irish recipes to more contemporary dishes, and from superb restaurants for fine dining to pubs, bistros, cafes and coffee shops for light lunches, snacks and suppers.
We are happy to make dinner reservations.
Click on the links below for more local information.