The Story Behind The White Rocks Beach - Rosie's Easel Unlocked Landscapes

 

 

The White Rocks Crashing waves. Rolling surf. Towering white cliffs. The warm sand between your toes in summer and the Atlantic drizzle on your face in winter.

The white rocks are your reward if you walk 2 miles east along the stretch of glorious white strand leaving Portrush in County Antrim. We are spoilt for waves and surf in Northern Ireland but this has to be one of my favourite beaches for both.

I have used an ordnance survey map that is decades old to create this piece. The map is as old as many parents and grandparents in this region, who will fondly remind you that this is where they have come on their honeymoons, their family holidays and weekend breaks every year for those multiple decades.

Now this beach plays host to watersport enthusiasts and tourists from around the world. I’ve used the natural hue of the sea in the map to recreate the beautiful spring skies we have recently experienced and to depict how much this place resembles paradise on a warm summers day.

Close by are incredible local businesses. Please don’t forget to go to my local businesses page, to check them out or check them out below. And promise me that you will support them when it is safe to do. 

 

Two twenty

 

Two Twenty offers fresh healthy natural food & speciality coffee. Awesome coffee, brunches, lunches and bakes, all handmade daily. 

 

https://www.gatherattwotwenty.com/

 

The White House

 

This stunning department store stands as a focal point in the town of Portrush, and has done so since 1891.

 

https://www.whitehouseportrush.com/

 

Woodies Surf Shop

This Surf, Skate and Watersports shop stands between 2 beautiful and easily accessible beaches and is only a short drive to 3 more ideal surfing beaches.

 

https://woodiessurfshop.co.uk/

 

Kracken Fish and Chips

 

These are indeed Kracken Fish & Chips. Offering delicious meals of excellent quality. They create their extra-special Fish & Chips, using only the finest fresh ingredients. 

 

https://www.krakenfish.co.uk/

 

Triangle Pilates 

 

Fully certified APPI Pilates Instructor based on the North Coast. Offering pilates available for 1:1, 2:1 and Group Classes.

 

https://www.facebook.com/trianglepilatesni/