Portstewart strand shut due to Game of Thrones filming

Portstewart Strand
Portstewart Strand
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Portstewart Strand is to be closed throughout today to accommodate the filming of TV show Game of Thrones.

The beach was shut yesterday, and National Trust said that as well as a second day of closure it is likely to be shut for periods during the weekend too, although it is not known exactly when.

Although a spokeswoman for the Trust – which owns the strand – would not confirm which show was using it, it is understood to be the makers of the hit US fantasy show.

The fee the film crew are paying is not known, but it is believed that it will be used for the upkeep of the beach.

A spokesperson for the National Trust said; “We are pleased to welcome another filming production to Portstewart Strand and expect there to be many benefits for the town and the wider north coast.

“As well as showcasing this amazing beach to people on a world stage, filming brings a number of economic benefits to the local town with many crew members spending time and money in the local economy.

“To facilitate this opportunity, there will be some short term inconvenience to visitors who wish to access the beach between August 4 and 11, however the site will be fully reopened by 12 August.

“On August 6 and 7 there will be no public access. We hope our visitors understand the reasons for this temporary closure and we are sure they will appreciate the longer term benefits to the area.”