Downhill Strand

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Downhill Strand
The golden sands on a beautiful day
The Strand, looking east towards Mussenden Temple
Downhill Strand is located in Northern Ireland
Downhill Strand
Downhill Strand
Downhill Strand shown within Northern Ireland
Coordinates55°10′04″N 6°52′20″W / 55.167811°N 6.872342°W / 55.167811; -6.872342Coordinates: 55°10′04″N 6°52′20″W / 55.167811°N 6.872342°W / 55.167811; -6.872342
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Northern Ireland

Downhill Strand (better known as Benone Strand) is a beach in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland.

At 7 miles (11 km) long the beach is one of the longest in Northern Ireland, and recipient of the European Blue Flag and Seaside Award.[1]

It is located next to the A2 road, and the Derry to Coleraine section of the Belfast–Derry railway line. The villages of Downhill and Mussenden Temple are nearby.


  1. ^ "Benone Strand Archived June 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine., European Blue Flag Programme