North Coast

We want this page to give a feeling of the beauty of the North Coast throughout the year.  It is a new project we started in December 2015, made up of photos taken on walks and out the windows of the Beachhouse mostly with just our mobile phones.  The idea is that of a rolling […]


These incredible waves or ‘white horses’ were rolling in on the 23rd of February, amazing to watch and look at that heavy pewter sky!

NW 200 2015 dates: 10 – 16 May

by admin on February 24, 2015

in Activities, Events, North Coast

NW 200 2015 dates now open for bookings over race week on the 10th – 16th May 2015 Dates can be booked via the booking facility here at Please note a 3 night minimum booking if booking over the weekend. Four bed rooms, twin and double rooms available. Wash down area for bikes. All […]


Extreme Weather on the North Coast

by admin on December 10, 2014

in Events, North Coast


Its been a beautiful spring-like day here in Downhill, and we are more than ready to see it! We reopened at the beginning of the month after significant painting work in the house during January. The Downhill beach was full of life all day as people took advantage of the weather to reacquaint themselves with […]


On the nights of the 19th-22nd of July on the Downhill Beach in front of the hostel and in the Mussenden Temple something very special is happening! As stated by the London 2012 Festival official site : “Inspired by the Olympic Truce, whose roots date back to Ancient Greece, renowned director Deborah Warner and actor […]

The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest attractions. In the summertime it does get very very busy which can make it hard to fully appreciate. There are alternative ways the local’s know to enjoy the causeway walk even in the height of summer on the North Coast. One of the most obvious is […]

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Sunsets from Downhill / Castlerock Northern Ireland 2013 The sun has come back into view at sunset peeking around the cliffs of Binevenagh, time to put up some new season sunset photographs! As always we love to showcase your photography of Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coast so if you want to submit a photo we are […]


Travel Information for Day-trippers The Giants Causeway is one of the ‘must see’ sights when visiting Northern Ireland.  From near – by Downhill Hostel guests can do a beautiful day trip to the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, and Bushmills Distillery.  So if you want to stay on the legendary Downhill Beach at […]