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Easy. Drive into the car park. After that you can jump off the rocks, swim across the river or walk round to the beach.
DistanceTake a car
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
FrequencyVery consistent (150 day/year)
DirectionRight and left
BottomSandy with rock
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, West, NorthEast
Good wind directionSouthWest, South, SouthEast
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 2.5m+ / 8ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
There are really two breaks. One in the rivermouth, which suits bodyboarders (short, hollow), and one down the beach, which can give longs rides.
By Anonymous , 08-09-2009
LOVE YOUR BEACH CAMPAIGN - PORTBALLINTRAE -
CALLING ALL NORTHERN IRELAND WAVERIDERS
Surfers Against Sewage’s (SAS) ‘Love Your Beach’ campaign is focusing on improving the water quality at Portballintrae's Runkerry Strand in Northern Ireland, by winning first time 'EU bathing water' designation.
Throughout the summer, beaches designated as bathing waters benefit from weekly water quality testing, improved litter management and better safety facilities that help the public better enjoy their time spent at the beach.
Portballintrae currently has antiquated sewerage infrastructures, which see the beach routinely suffer from poor water quality. If we can persuade the Department of Environment (DOE) for Northern Ireland that enough people use the beach for bathing and recreation to get it designated, then we can help improve water quality for all water users.
So, to help us in our
lobbying of the Department of Environment, we'd like you to sign our online petition. We'll present the signatures to the key decision makers at the end of the bathing season and crucially before the Government decides on the future of the beaches.
If you use Portballintrae's Runkerry Strand sign the petition here http://www.sas.org.uk/pr/2009/love-your-beach-4.php
It would be great if you could share this information with other people
By Anonymous , 16-06-2006
dead sheep at Portballintrae - The sheep may have drowned in the river Bush, or fallen in further around the coast.And please don't call Portballintrae 'PBT'. It's a break, not an airport.
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