Freelance journalist from Derry, Northern Ireland.
Published January 30th 2017
This serene yet action-packed beach resort has plenty going on to keep the entire family occupied for days.
The main attraction is the sandy beach that seems endless, running for miles in both directions. The complex sits within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and certainly deserves the title due to the incredible scenes it offers.
The beach, unlike many others, sits just behind rows of striking sand-dunes, and just in front of the vast blue ocean that rolls in silence. The calmness of the sand is often in stark contrast to the winds that blow in the evening, but once under the beaming sun, the golden spectacle lies dormant.
Unlike many other beaches, countless activities can be carried out on this truly spectacular piece of land, including surfing and kite-surfing in the deep blue sea ahead.
Northern Ireland's first recipient of the European Blue Flag is a sight to behold, especially for those who are constantly under the pressures of everyday life. The tranquillity is so special it may be overwhelming at first, but once you find that perfect relaxation spot, it's next to impossible to leave.
Down the road, two welcoming caravan sites can be found, which provide solace for the perfect night's sleep after a busy day conquering the elements at the beach. Play parks are just a stone throw away if the children still haven't tired themselves out from bucket and spade fun in the sand.
Within the complex itself, which is situated just a short but breath-taking walk from the beach, lies the true centre of enjoyment. The walk involves strolling through the incredible sand-dunes, which are a formidable presence either side of the warm and friendly track.
An outdoor swimming pool welcomes visitors as soon as they arrive, while tennis courts and a challenging golf course are just around the corner. Crazy golf is the complexes newest attraction, adding further excitement to the already jam-packed activity centre. The Boardwalk Café is ideal for those requiring a break from the action, situated perfectly to keep an eye on those who haven't stopped running around just yet.
The fascinating caravan and camping park is a popular area for a great night after a tiring day, and is once again ideally situated so that you are never too close nor too far from the action.
With the stunning views it has to offer, and the endless picnic spots, sporting opportunities and activities on offer, Benone really is the perfect solution to outdoor and nature lovers in need of a new lease of life.
The north coast of Northern Ireland welcomes millions of visitors each year for its unparalleled natural beauty, and Benone beach is certainly one of the top destinations within this highly recommended area.