Many people overlook Northern Ireland as a tourist destination, and yet it has so much to offer. It is also enormously easy to get to both by air and by sea. Portrush, situated on the northern coast, is famous for its sandy beaches, excellent fishing spots and breathtaking coastline, as well as its rich cultural history.
In the summer months in particular, Portrush presents opportunities to enjoy a wide variety of watersports from surfing and kayaking to windsurfing and sailing, but if the weather's nice and you just want to take a stroll along the beach then that's fine too. In fact, on a clear day you may even be able to see the distant shore of Scotland as you look out across the ocean.
The Northern Ireland International Airshow takes place here at the beginning of September, and is one of many events in Portrush that occur throughout the year, such as the RNLI raft race, and the high-ocatane North West 200 motorcycle race.
Portrush is also ideally located to explore the rest of what Northern Ireland has to offer, such as the Bushmills Distillery and the Giant's Causeway, both of which are located nearby. Further afield visitors can soak up the atmosphere in Portstewart, or take a trip further afield to Coleraine or Ballymoney.
After many years in which the country as a whole struggled with tourism, the people and businesses of Portrush are a friendly bunch and will make every effort to accommodate you. With plenty of hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and cafes, as well as Northern Ireland's largest nightclub, there's something to do for everyone here.