The Bellarena Airfield is an unlicensed private airfield operated mainly for gliding activity.
Glider launching by aerotow tug and glider combination and by self-launch gliders. Winch launchng is not available. The well-drained all-grass airfield is located on the Magilligan peninsula, a flat and almost treeless alluvial plain beneath cliffs that rise to 1,260 feet above sea level just 1.8 nautical miles from the Eastern boundary. It is landable from most directions, with good clear approaches to both the main longitudinal runs and cross-wind diagonals. At its widest points the field measures 546 m x 310 m, however there is an unusable portion at the beach end.
366a Seacoast Road
Bellarena, Co. Derry
The airfield is accessed from the main road by a 1Km single track lane.
Lat N55 08.30’ Long. W006 57.89’ Elevation 15 feet. Grid ref C 660328 (NIOS 1:50,000 sheet 4)
5 nm North of Limavady, 10 nm West of Coleraine (both approx)
VOR BEL 117.20 Mhz 325 degrees 38 NM. (Approx)
There is high ground 1263 ft amsl at 1.8 nm E & SE of the airfield.
028 7775 0301 (weekends)