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Top Tips for Adventure in the North Coast

Steeped in history and legend, famous for its breath taking views and award winning beaches and with a whole host of activities on offer, the North Coast is the perfect location for adventure seekers in Northern Ireland.

Be sure to check out our extensive list of activity events and activity experiences in the North Coast. No experience required, no specialist equipment needed, you don’t need a big group or lots of organisation. Just make a quick call or email to the activity providers to begin your adventure.

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The North Coast boasts some of the best surf in the world, making it a great place to learn how to tackle the waves.  So whether you want to feel the thrill of riding the wave for the first time or get some tips from the pros, Long Line Surf School and Troggs Surf School have got it covered offering lessons year round. 

For a more leisurely version of this high octane sport then have a go at stand up paddle boarding (SUP) with Troggs Surf School in the shelter of the harbour before testing your balance on the waves. 

If you’re looking for your next adrenaline kick then have a go coasteering and experience body-surfing waves, scrambling up waterfalls and cliffs and flinging yourself into deep water from heights of up to 20ft! 

Get your hearts racing during a sea safari with Aquaholics or Portrush Sea Tours as you experience the breathtaking views of the causeway coastline! Feel the wind in your hair as you speed past sights including the Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the puffins at Rathlin Island on a speed boat. Check out OutdoorNI's Blog 'Explore the North Coast by sea with Portrush Sea Tours' for a first hand account.

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You don’t need to go to the Maldives to have a go at scuba diving, Try a Dive with Aquaholics in Portsetwart and discover a whole other side to the North Coast. Explore the underwater world on a 3 hour session which includes a safety briefing and instruction from a fully qualified PADI instructor.  This is sure to be one experience you will never forget!

Continuing on with the water theme, paddle part of the iconic North Coast Sea Kayak Trail with Simply Sea Kayak or take things down a notch or two with a leisurely sail aboard a 24ft yacht with Causeway Coast Sailing who will teach you the ropes as you enjoy the spectaular views of Ballycastle Bay, Balintoy and Rathlin Island. Alternatively, climb, scramble and jump your way along the spectacular coastline during a coasteering session with Xplore outdoors.

For a more relaxing way to explore the coast get on your bike and peddle your way along the spectacular coatline along on of the many fantastic cycle routes.

Make a Break of it! 

With so many great outdoor activities happening in Northern Ireland it makes sense to create a short break around the fun! 

From chic, city boutique hotels to rustic rural retreats and from self-catering apartments to outdoor glamping, Northern Ireland has a wonderful variety of accommodation for all tastes & budgets!

To book a short break or to find out about Northern Ireland’s visitor attractions, accommodation and things to do, visit

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