|Open||28 June 1882|
|Close||30 January 1926|
|Track gauge||3 ft (914 mm)|
|Route length||1.85 miles (2.98 km)|
The Portstewart Tramway Company, formed by a group of local businessmen, built the Portstewart Tramway in 1882 to link Portstewart to Portstewart railway station on the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway Coleraine–Portrush railway line.
Services started around the 21 June 1882, a few days in advance of the arrival of the formal permission from the Board of Trade on 28 June 1882. Two tram engines were obtained from Kitson and Company.
The tramway went into liquidation in 1897 and was purchased for £2,100 (£207,900 in 2015)  by the Belfast and Northern Counties Railway. They invested in the tramway providing some additional passenger vehicles and a new steam tramway engine. A new depot was constructed in Portstewart by the railway engineer Berkeley Deane Wise in 1899, at the southern end of the promenade, opposite the Town Hall.
The service ceased on 30 January 1926. A replacement bus service was provided by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway
- Tram engine 1 is preserved at the Streetlife Museum of Transport Hull
- Tram engine 2 is in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
- The Golden Age of Tramways. Published by Taylor and Francis.
- UK CPI inflation numbers based on data available from Gregory Clark (2014), "What Were the British Earnings and Prices Then? (New Series)" MeasuringWorth.
- The industrial archaeology of Northern Ireland, William Alan McCutcheon, Fairleigh Dickinson Universite Press, 1984