Portrush is built on a peninsula with panoramic views to Donegal, Dunluce Castle and the Giants Causeway headland - two exceptional beaches and excellent coastal walks offer all the facilities you would need for a family vacation or a base to explore the surrounding region from.
Within the town you will find a selection of indoor venues which include 'Waterworld' (indoor water play/flume area), the Dunluce Family Entertainment Centre, the 'Portrush Countryside Centre', 'Fantasyland' (indoor 'soft' adventure play area), 'Barry's Amusements' and a wide choice of restaurants, cafe's and bars. A 3km stroll down Curran Strand will bring you to the White Rocks where you can continue by footpath to Dunluce Castle.
An ancient sand dune system separates the beach from Royal Portrush Golf Course, midway along towards the White Rocks is a deep hollow that lies between the dunes and the course - it is here that Magnus Barefoot, the King of Norway is believed to have been killed in 1103 during a battle with Irish forces.
The stretch of water between Curran Strand and the Skerries - a ring of small uninhabited islands, is known as the 'Skerry Roads' and for centuries has offered relatively sheltered anchorage from passing Atlantic storms. The town derives its name from its location - ancient names used include Portros, Portross or Portrossce which according to interpretations of Irish words means ' Port of the promontory', the town is recorded as being granted to Richard de Burgo in 1305.