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Local Area

You will find Castlerock's unspoilt beach, the River Bann's Barmouth, Hezlett House, Mussenden and Downhill Demesne, all within walking distance.  Castlerock lies within the Binevenagh Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), which includes the stunning cliffs of Avish, minutes away by car.  Dunluce CastleThe Giant's CausewayCarrick-A-Rede Rope BridgeWhitepark Bay, Bushmills Distillery, the coastal towns of Portrush and Portstewart (and beautiful Portstewart Strand) are all within easy reach. 

The Foyle Ferry at Magilligan, crossing to Greencastle, Co Donegal, is approximately 15 minutes drive away (seasonal availability).  Explore the Co Donegal coastline or visit the Doagh Famine Village.

Take the Rathlin Island Ferry across the Sea of Moyle to Rathlin Island and enjoy its natural beuaty.  Explore the rugged landscape, admire the magnificent views and visit the RSPB Seabird Centre.

If you want a golfing holiday, you will be spoilt for choice which includes Castlerock Championship Golf Course, Royal Portrush, Roe Valley Park Golf Club, Bushfoot Golf Club, Kilrea Golf Club and Portstewart Golf Club. Local golfing events include Castlerock Golf Club Open Week and other Open Competitions and Causeway Coast Amateur Golf Tournament.

There is a range of shops and pubs in the area, all close to our self-catering accommodation in Castlerock or, for a wide range of shops, a 10 minute drive will take you to Coleraine. If you want to leave the car behind, there is a railway station a short walk away as well as bus links to neighbouring towns.

The Village Kitchen on Sea Road offers interesting takeways/street food and is popular with locals and visitors alike.  Upstairs@TheVillageKitchen is the bistro above their current premises, providing food during the day.  Crusoe's Catch, also on Sea Road, provides takeaway/street food.  Limited outdoor seating is provided for customers.  The Meat Box takeaway van is parked just round the corner from Crusoe's Catch in the approach road to the Caravan Park.  Other eateries include Bertha's Bar, The Surf Shack overlooking the promenade and The Coffee Hut on Main Street.  There are other local eateries to try too or travel further along the coast to some ever popular venues (information on link may not be up-to-date and some businesses may have ceased training).

Surf's Up!  Surfing has gone from strength to strength in Castlerock in recent years and is popular throughout the year.  Equipment and lessons available locally.


What’s Nearby?

Castlerock Tourism 

Want some outdoor activities for all the family?  Check out Adventureland to see what's on.    

Castlerock surf forecast

What’s On, North Coast?


Local Interest


Nearby tourist attractions and activities.


What to Do in the Causeway Coast and Glens?


National Trust.


Visit Derry - Welcome to the Walled City


Guests have found that Carraig Lodge, Castlerock is centrally located for visiting historic Derry/Londonderry (City of Culture 2013: Maiden City); for those who want to explore the Causeway Coastal  Route, Mussenden Temple, the Downhill Estate, Dunluce Castle, the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Rathlin Island; to play some world reknowned golf courses; to surf; or to explore Co Donegal.

Leisure Facilities in Castlerock Area:

  • Angling Nearby
  • Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Waymarked Walks Nearby
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Water Sports Nearby
  • Forest Park Nearby
  • Sandy Beach Nearby
  • Benone Beach and Tourist Complex

Local Golf

2022-3 Special Events

NW200  TBC May 2023

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