Waterfoot Beach

Waterfoot Beach

Waterfoot Beach is a popular tourist destination located on the Causeway Coastal Route on the eastern coast of Northern Ireland. Waterfoot Beach is approximately 1 km in length and comprised entirely of sand. The bathing area is backed by dunes which run the length of the beach and the village of Waterfoot is at the northern end of the beach. However, the area is essentially rural.


Located in the village of Waterfoot.
Located in the car-park.

Opening Hours

Open all year round.



No charge.


No charge.

Getting There

By Car

Waterfoot Beach is located along the Causeway Coastal Route South from Bushmills, along the A42 and A2 from Ballymena and along the Causeway Coastal Route North A2 from Larne.

By Public Transport

Bus service number 162 travels to Cushendall. (Waterfoot Beach is located 1 mile south of Cushendall).

Walk Trails

Linear, 26 miles

Moyle Way. A 26 mile walk mostly off road through the glens of Antrim..

Cycling Routes

Circular, 25 miles

Cushendall. Glenariff to Cushendun through the Antrim Plateau.

Linear, 70 miles

Coast Road. Coastal route with views to Scotland.

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

Waterfoot. On the North Coast Sea Kayak Trail Canoe Trail.

Outdoor Activity Centres


Hillwalk Ireland. Outdoor Activity Operator..

Other Activities

Horse Riding
Riders must not ride a horse causing danger or annoyance to any other person using the beach.


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