Benone

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Coordinates: 55°10′05″N 6°52′44″W / 55.168°N 6.879°W / 55.168; -6.879 Benone is a popular tourist destination in the Causeway Coast and Glens district, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

Benone has several caravan sites, such as Golden Sands, Deigans and a leisure complex with excellent facilities, including a 9-hole golf course (all par 3)[1] and numerous tennis courts.

A short walk leads to Benone Strand, seven miles of beach and sand dunes on the north coast of Northern Ireland between Castlerock and the Magilligan peninsula, most of the distance between the mouth of the River Bann and Lough Foyle. It is one of the longest beaches in Northern Ireland, and recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award.[2]

Benone Strand, looking east towards Mussenden Temple.

Railway Access

The Belfast-Derry railway line run by Northern Ireland Railways connects to Castlerock which is a walk over the Downhill Tunnels and Mussenden Temple to Downhill. Castlerock: trains connect Londonderry and Bellarena in the west and east to Coleraine and branch to Portush and onwards to Belfast Central and Belfast Great Victoria Street railway station.


References

  1. ^ "Benone Golf Club" Archived February 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., Irish Golf Courses
  2. ^ "Benone Strand, Northern Ireland Tourist Board
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