Downhill has been named as one of UK's best beaches

THE Limavady Borough beach, which currently holds a prestigious blue flag, was shortlisted in national UK newspaper The Guardian last week.

It took pride of place beside other top beaches across the length and breadth if the UK including Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire and Huisinis on the Isle of Harris, Scotland. The County Londonderry beach was praised for it's quality and "sandy beach":

"The golden sands of Downhill stretch seven miles from Magilligan Point to Mussenden Temple – one of Northern Ireland's most photographed buildings, which teeters on the edge of the cliffs nears Castlerock. Built as a library in 1785, the building bears the inscription: 'Tis pleasant, safely to behold from shore/The rolling ship, and hear the tempest roar.'"

Benone Strand forms part of one of Ireland's longest beaches. It is popular throughout the year for a variety of outdoor activities and events with great views along the North Coast, to Inishowen in Donegal and to Scotland.