Portrush is a bubbling seaside town along the North Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland. It sits in the middle of some of Northern Ireland's best beaches and is close to various famous attractions such as the Giant's Causeway and the Bushmills Distillery.
An ancient sand dune system separates the beach from the world famous Royal Portrush Golf Course. Rated as one of the best golf courses in the the world, Royal Portrush is a former host of The Open Championship, the oldest of golf's major championships. However golfing in the region is not limited to Royal Portrush with courses at Portstewart, Castlerock, Ballycastle, Cushendall, Gracehill and Roe Park within easy reach of Claremont Guest House.
A 3km stroll along Curran Strand (East Strand) will bring you to the spectacular White Rocks, a prestigious blue flag beach that attracts water sports enthusiasts such surfers and body boarders. Continuing around the footpath will lead you to Dunluce Castle, a now-ruined medieval castle sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast, surrounded by jaw dropping coastal scenery.
Further around the coast is the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, a rope suspension bridge near Ballintoy. The bridge, which spans twenty metres and is thirty metres above the rocks below, links the mainland to the tiny Carrick Island and is a popular tourist attraction.
Portrush itself provides all the facilities you would need for a family vacation or a base to explore the surrounding area from. Within the town there are a selection of indoor venues which include Waterworld, The Dunluce Centre, The Coastal Zone, 'Barry's Amusements' and a choice of restaurants, cafe's, bars and nightclubs.