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The Story Behind The Portstewart Strand Unlocked Landscapes Rosies Easel


The Portstewart strand is a much loved local favourite and is lovingly cared for by the National Trust.

The rich colours of the map really bring this painting to life. The orange hues of the 1960s ordnance survey map I’ve used as a canvas helped me to create the perfect golden sand that can be found here.

This is one of the many Blue Flag award beaches that be found along our North of Ireland Coastline, offering surf and a 2 mile long stretch of golden sand.

This view of the beach can be enjoyed from the cliff top path that meanders its way from the promenade of the town of Portstewart to this stunning Strand. The cliff path weaves beneath the Dominican convent perched on the cliff edge, and you'll be enchanted by the panoramic views towards the Strand, Downhill and the headlands of Donegal. At the end of this 2 mile stretch of beach, you reach the Barmouth, where the river Bann reaches out into the Atlantic Ocean. The iconic Mussenden Temple's has made itself centre stage in this piece, and there's nothing I could do to stop it.

Stunning businesses can be found along this route, which I have highlighted (below &) in the local business page in my virtual gallery at RosiesEasel.com. Please promise me you will support them when it’s safe to do so.

Lost and Found

Crafted with love, lost and found offer delicious coffee, incredible brunches & treats. Watch the waves crash with incredible views of Portstewart strand at their Portstewart seaside location. 

Warke's Deli

Enjoy fresh local produce from their Deli. Sample their freshly made scones & cakes. Make a Friday Night extra super special and experience their Supper Club.

Harry's Shack

Catch immense views from this restaurant right on the sands of Portstewart strand, and delight in their fresh local seafood dishes.