Top things to do

Castle in Portrush

Dunluce Castle

The ruins of Dunluce Castle perch atop a dramatic basalt crag 5km east of Portrush, a one-hour walk away along the coastal path. A narrow bridge leads from the mainland courtyard across a dizzying gap to the main pa…
Irish in Portrush

Ramore Wine Bar

Part of a complex of six restaurants at Portrush harbour, the perennially popular, family-friendly Ramore Wine Bar serves classic pub grub like chilli chicken pitta, monkfish and tiger prawns, and burgers with tobac…
Club in Portrush

Kelly's Complex

Plain and small-looking from the outside, the Tardis effect takes over as you enter a wonderland of five bars and three dance floors at the North's hottest club, just east of Portrush. It's been around since 1996, a…
Bar in Portrush

Kiwis Brew Bar

Craft beers at this good-time, Kiwi-owned bar include New Zealand's Tui, as well as hard-to-find Irish brews like Pokertree from County Tyrone, and Long Meadow Cider from County Armagh. Its TVs screen rugby, of cour…
Cafe in Portrush


A Portrush landmark, this 1920s art deco pavilion houses a breezy beach cafe on the ground floor, serving big breakfasts, bagels, salads and ice cream for a post-surf refuel, and a free art gallery on the upper floo…
International in Portrush

55 Degrees North

Floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to soak up a spectacular panorama of sand and sea from this stylish restaurant. The food concentrates on clean, simple flavours. Downstairs, licensed Café North has a beach-facing …
Coffee in Portrush


Great coffee and fantastic sea views are the main draws of this beach cafe. Snuggle up by the wood-burning stove and look out through the picture windows in winter, or if the sun's shining sip your flat white outsid…
Cafe in Portrush

Café North

Tucked beneath 55 Degrees North, this licensed cafe serves good coffee plus breakfast rolls and pancakes on an outdoor terrace; it also has daily lunch specials such as fish pie, and an evening menu in summer.
Beach in Portrush

East Strand

Portrush's main attraction is the beautiful sandy East Strand beach that stretches for 3km to the east of the town, ending at the scenic chalk cliffs of Whiterocks.