Dear Mummy, on a recent trip to Belfast to see my Grandparents we headed up to the Causeway Coast for the day.
The journey took us up the M2 to Ballymena then past Coleraine to Portstewart. My mummy grew up around the Causeway Coast so knows the area very well. She used to ‘cruise’ down Portstewart promenade in her supped up Renault Clio! Lol.
Portstewart is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. It’s a seaside resort next to Portrush. Its harbour and scenic coastal paths form an Atlantic promenade leading to 2 miles of golden strand (Portstewart Strand). Portstewart is probably best known for this sandy beach, popular with surfers.
Today we visited because the weather was bright and mild. We were very surprised that the sunshine was out, so treated ourselves to Ice Cream at a famous Ice Cream parlour called “Morelli’s”. It’s what makes visiting Portstewart special for our family and the cafe is always buzzing.
We decided to treat ourselves and ordered one of the largest ice creams on the menu called “Family Fun”. Oh dear mummy….it was the biggest ice cream sundae we’d ever seen!
It came with 10 scoops of different ice cream flavours from Salted Caramel to Bubblegum with dishes of toppings, cream and wafers. It was decorated beautifully and filled the whole family up!
Morelli’s Ice Cream Parlour also have hot food on their menu and a lovely selection of tea & coffee and cake! Their fish and chips smelt amazing!
We found a lovely little gift shop, were we picked up a bucket and spade for our trip round the corner to Portstewart Strand.
It’s a lovely stretch of golden sand the other side of Portstewart convent. It’s now owned by the National Trust, but on the day we visited we weren’t asked for our membership cards. You can drive straight on to the beach which stretches 2 miles. It backs on to fantastic sand dunes and we have fun ‘going on a bear hunt’ and playing hide and seek.
The sand is powdery soft by the dunes and super flat by the tide which make it great to run on. We chase each other and run races up and down the sand. I let my mummy win a couple of times, but I’m far too fit for her to keep up with.
My mummy searches for shells by the waters edge but they’re aren’t many, so we chase the tide in and out of the shore instead.
We had an amazing and very unexpected sunny day at the beach in Portstewart, Northern Ireland. In our opinion the Causeway Coast has some of the best beaches in the UK. Such beautiful scenery and lots of room to roam!
Love Bella x