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Binevenagh AONB

Last updated: 9 January 2015


Date of designation: 2006


Area: 16,564 ha.

Binevenagh AONB covers the area between the Roe Estuary and Magilligan, the cliffs of Binevenagh, the Bann Estuary and Portstewart sand dunes.

The Sperrins end in the north with a zone of cliffs overlooking the north Atlantic, serving as a final reminder of the area's turbulent volcanic past. The severe skyline of the cliffs at Binevenagh make a breathtaking contrast with the outstanding expanse of Magilligan Strand.

picture of Binevenagh landscape


This is one of the finest beaches in the Province and stretches for 8 km, from Downhill to the narrows of Lough Foyle. The steep, round-topped grassland hills and the sandy shoreline are the dominant features, separated from the rocky shores of Donegal by just one kilometre of sea. picture of Magilligan Dunes

You can obtain more information on the AONB from Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust.

Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, with the support of the Binevenagh AONB Management Group have developed a 5 year management action plan for this area.

picture of a Map of Binevenagh AONB                                                                                        picture of Binevenagh AONB logo