Downhill Beach

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The North Coast of Northern Ireland has a myriad of gorgeous beaches each with their own unique charm and I'm sharing another one to mark on your travel list if you're planning a visit to Northern Ireland. Our favorite beach is usually Whiterocks; bordered with white cliffs, caves, and sea arches, it's a stunning beach that's very quiet in the winter but becomes a hotspot in the summer months. Almost every time we go to the North Coast we end up there, but on a recent trip we diverged from our usual haunts to further explore Downhill Beach. I've been here a few times before as it's one of our favorite spots to take my family to due to the proximity to Mussenden Temple perched above the beach at the cliff's edge. The Temple makes this beach especially striking and unique; one of those places that you can imagine fairytales and legends coming to life at. Looking up at it through hazy sunlight as you walk along the dunes is almost like looking through a window in time and seeing a glimpse of a world half-forgotten. I have a few pictures from the Temple itself to share on another day, so I'll save the story and scandals of that building for that particular post! Instead this one is all about the lovely beach with that view behind. Another great way to enjoy this view is actually by train, you can see the line of fencing in the right side of my pictures with the railroad behind. The train travels along the dunes there and into a tunnel under the Temple! Quite an epic train journey if you ask me. shein striped dress-15 shein striped dress-12
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8 comments:

  1. Sounds like an epic journey all right, haha! Amazing photos, as always! ❤️❤️

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  2. Yay, you finally have posted photos of Mussenden Temple! Downhill Demesne was one of my favorite side trips when I was in Northern Ireland a couple of years ago. That temple (and the story behind why it was built) is pretty incredible. And apparently the manor house (now in ruins) was considered an ostentatious McMansion of its day. :)

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    1. Yeah I took pictures at Demesne years ago, but never the Temple before--I have more pictures of the Temple to share too that I'm excited about. It is such an epic place, we always bring my family there when they visit. :)

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  3. Thank you for sharing! I'm going to make a "clothes horse inspired" travel bucket list ❤️✈️

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    1. Lol, yeah I'm going to do some roundups of like "5 places to see on the north coast" and things like that one of these days. I just need some pictures of each place first lol!

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  4. You are so lovely and these photos are magnificent! Oh how I long to travel to these stunning places you post! Your hair and dress are gorgeous as well.

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  5. You look so cute! I love your outfit


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  6. The North Coast looks amazing! I'd love to visit one day. Your striped dress is super cute. :)

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