Downhill Strand Beach

Visit Downhill Strand Beach

Downhill Strand is a stunning sandy beach backed by rugged cliffs. A great place for a walk, or just to take in the scenery and natural beauty.

Game of Thrones fans will recognise this beach. Downhill Beach is used in the filming of Game of Thrones as Dragonstone.

Here you will find the unusual historical landmark, the Mussenden Temple on the edge of the cliff. Built in 1785, as an estate library, modeled after Rome’s Temple of Vesta. Run by the National Trust, it is free entry for members otherwise a small fee.

Walk along the beach eastwards and you will come to the Dunne Waterfall. You can see it cascading down the rocky mountain, however there is a fence between the beach and Sea Coast road.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy beach
  • Off the Beaten Path

Have a great day out along the coast.

Coast Local Links

Header Photo by K. Mitch Hodge on Unsplash

Getting There

Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Downhill Strand

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

Overlooking the coast UK

Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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