Portstewart Strand

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Between the popular seaside resort of Portstewart and the mouth of the River Bann lies the magnificent beach and dunes of Portstewart Strand. The Strand plays host to a wide range of leisure activities - from bathing and swimming, to horse riding, kite flying, dog walking and jet skiing. Waves arriving fresh from the Atlantic are often good for surfing. The Strand is also an important nature conservation site and is officially designated an Area of Special Scientific Interest and a proposed Special Area of Conservation. The combination of open sand, dune and damp hollows provides a mosaic of habitats rich in plants and insects. The dunes themselves were formed around 6,000 years ago and reach heights of up to 30 metres (100ft). Neolithic pottery and implements have also been found on the site, along with bronze pins and Roman jewellery, reveling a long history of human habitation.

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County Londonderry, Northern Ireland, UK, Europe
Portstewart The Strand


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