With endless green fields, wild beaches, inspiring sunsets, scenic walks and a famous surf scene, Northern Ireland’s seaside town of Portstewart is a natural playground for people of all ages. For nature-lovers, particularly families, it is the perfect place to go to enjoy safe and beautifully picturesque walks and appreciate the lush Irish countryside. With the famous Giant’s Causeway and Mussenden Temple, Portstewart Strand is known for excellent surfing, awe-inspiring scenery, and a world famous golf course. Booking a Portstewart holiday cottage is the perfect start to a relaxing yet exciting holiday for families and individual travellers.
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Apartments and holiday lettings with a kitchen
Looking for self-catering accommodation in Portstewart? Find the perfect letting for you with our selection of Portstewart holiday rentals with kitchens. Well-appointed and equipped with plenty of cooking appliances, these holiday homes are great for self-catered stays.
Holiday rentals with wifi
Whether it's for working remotely or streaming your favourite shows, internet access can be an indispensable amenity when it comes to choosing a holiday home. Check out HomeToGo's range of holiday lettings with WiFi in Portstewart and enjoy a fast and reliable internet connection during your stay.
Best holiday homes with a patio or terrace
Want to admire Portstewart's vistas from the comfort of a holiday apartment, or enjoy private outside space while staying in a Portstewart holiday home? Take a look at our top lettings with balconies and patios in Portstewart and find the perfect accommodation for your stay.
Popular holiday rental amenities in Portstewart
Listed above are the most preferred filters in Portstewart and the number of rentals that include the corresponding amenity. Most of the properties in Portstewart provide Internet or TV, which makes it a fantastic destination if you need internet access during your holidays or you never miss an episode of your favourite show. Fewer holiday lettings in Portstewart are available if you want a letting with a fireplace or you travel with your pet , as Fireplace and Pets allowed are not often available in Portstewart.
The Weather in Portstewart
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your holidays. During July, maximum temperatures climb above 19°. January is the coolest month, with the average minimum temperature falling to 4°. The rainiest month is August, while the driest month is May.
7-Day Weather Forecast in Portstewart
Accommodation options for your holiday in Portstewart
Cuisine and culture in Portstewart
The seafront promenade is the main street of Portstewart, where most shops, pubs and cafés are located. In front of the promenade is the long, sandy Portstewart Strand. For food and culture, this is the place to be.
For some culture, the Stables Gallery, located in a lovely old Georgian house, shows fine contemporary paintings and sculpture by leading Irish artists.
The Irish are also known for their hearty meals, so don’t miss an Irish fry-up for breakfast, and definitely get some fish and chips to enjoy on the beach at some point during your stay.
Weather and climate in Northern Ireland
Portstewart is usually warm and mild, although rain is very common, so don’t leave your Portstewart holiday home without a raincoat or an umbrella! With the wild ruggedness of Northern Ireland surrounding you however, the rain makes the region even more atmospheric, and there’s always plenty to do, no matter the weather.
Sights and activities in Portstewart
When you book a Portstewart holiday cottage, there’s always plenty to do, no matter the season or the weather. Portstewart Strand is a famous surfing location, this 3.2km long sandy beach is beautiful whether you’re planning to take on the waves or just take a stroll and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Surf schools and board hire are available if you’re interested.
Giant's Causeway is the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. The site is a must-see for anyone visiting this part of the country. The site originated after a volcanic eruption some 60 million years ago and is known for its polygonal columns of layered basalt. Many myths surround this magical site, and visitors can do any number of different walks around it, suited to every ability, including ones for children, prams or wheelchairs. You can reach it by the walking/cycling path to the east of Portstewart leading towards Portrush, another nearby town.
Made up of three 18-hole courses, the Portstewart Golf Club has been a staple of Portstewart since 1889. It is a stunning location, surrounded by huge sand dunes and incredible views across the Atlantic. The course is challenging, but for anyone interested in golf, is an absolute must.
Perched precipitously on the edge of a sheer cliff, the views from Mussenden Temple, extending over the Atlantic, are truly spectacular. The temple was built in 1785 and its location is ideal for a picnic and a leisurely scenic walk.
Nightlife in Portstewart
With a large young population, Portstewart has plenty going on after hours. Most of this is located along the seafront promenade. There you can find anything you want, from a relaxed pub to have a pint of Guinness, to a classy wine bar, or even a pumping nightclub. Whatever your scene, Portstewart will definitely have something to suit you.
Self-catering in your Portstewart holiday cottage
If you’re looking to cook by yourself in your Portstewart holiday accommodation, it is very easy to self-cater. Supermarkets are usually within walking distance, and if not there are always bus connections to all but the most rural of locations. Book your Portstewart holiday cottage now to enjoy time to yourself in the gorgeous Irish countryside!
Things to see and do around Portstewart
One of the main reasons people flock to Portstewart is its beach, or Strand as it's known locally. Three kilometres of golden sand stretch west from the town centre to the mouth of the River Bann.
The coastal scenery continues on the other side of the Bann as Downhill Strand, another 11 km of sandy perfection where you can swim in the sea, build sandcastles or just stroll along the water's edge and enjoy the superb coastal views.
Portrush Whiterocks Beach
To the east of Portstewart is Whiterocks Beach, awarded a Blue Flag for water quality and popular with surfers and families.
Traditional seaside entertainment can be found at Barry's in Portrush, an amusement park with roller coasters, waltzers and all the fun of the fair.
Waterworld in Portrush
The large indoor Waterworld water park in Portrush has slides and water play areas and is suitable for children of all ages.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a holiday home in Portstewart?
On average, a Bed & Breakfast rentals or Apartment rentals in Portstewart costs £62 per night.
How many holiday homes are available to book in Portstewart?
There are currently 321 holiday homes in Portstewart to browse and book for your next trip.
What is the most popular holiday home amenity in Portstewart?
When booking a holiday home in Portstewart, consider looking for accommodation with Internet, TV, or Garden, which are the three most popular amenities for this destination.
How many holiday homes are on offer in Portstewart?
Holidaymakers looking for accommodation in Portstewart will be pleased to know that there are 321 options on offer, with prices starting from just £62 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Portstewart?
Sun lovers should visit Portstewart in July and August to enjoy the warmest weather.
How do I find discounts on holiday homes in Portstewart?
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