Ballycastle Beach and Seafront

Ballycastle Beach and Seafront

Ballycastle Beach and seafront is a popular tourist destination located on the Causeway Coast Route on the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. The beach is positioned approximately five minutes walk from the town centre, extending approximately 1.2 kilometre from the pier at Ballycastle Marina at its western end to Pans Rock at its eastern end.

The beach is comprised predominantely of sand, with some shingle and offers stunning views of Rathlin Island and Fairhead. The beach backs on to Ballycastle Golf Course for most of its length and a short promenade is positioned at its western end.

There are no restrictions on swimming at this beach and there are no lifeguards present on Ballycastle Beach at anytime.

The seafront includes a childrens play area and sandpit, as well as being the location for Ballycastle Marina and the ferry point that links with Rathlin Island.

Facilities

Parking
At the marina and on the Carrickmore Road
Family and Children
Children's playground near the marina. Outdoor gym.
Toilets
Located at the tennis courts and are open between 10.00am and 6.00pm when the award flag is flying.

Opening Hours

Daily

Charges

Access: 

No charge

Parking: 

Parking Free

Getting There

By car

Ballycastle Beach is located along the Causeway Coastal Route South from Bushmills, along the A26 and A44 from Ballymena and along the Causeway Coastal Route North A2 from Larne.

By bus

The bus station is on Station Road, just east of the Diamond. Ulster Bus Express 217 links Ballymena with Ballycastle and the Goldline Express 218 links Ballymena with Belfast. Bus 172 goes along the Coast Road from Coleraine to Ballycastle via Bushmills, the Giants Causeway and Ballintoy

Walk Trails

Linear, 26 miles

Moyle Way. http://www.walkni.com/walks/187/moyle-way/.

Cycling Routes

Circular, 35 miles

Ballycastle. http://www.walkni.com/ulsterway/sections/ballycastle-to-glenarm/directions/.

Linear, 281 miles (452km)

Ballyshannon to Larne. It's one of the best coastal routes you're ever likely to ride, stretching from Ballyshannon's Atlantic Coast through L'derry..

Canoeing Routes

Ballycastle Beach. On the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail Canoe Trail.

Ballycastle Harbour. On the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail Canoe Trail.

Other Activities

Fishing

Boat Trips

Sailing

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Contact

+44 (0) 28 2076 2024

Location

Ballycastle

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