Top 10 Antrim Beaches

Here are The UK Beaches Guides top 10 Antrim beaches. Our rating is based on two factors: the amount each page is viewed and any reviews submitted.

1. West Strand Beach, Portrush

West Strand Beach.Portrush West Strand beach, sheltered sandy beach in the town centre next to the harbour. Watersports include windsurfing, canoeing and sailing. The west beach is closer to Portrush...

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2. Browns Bay Beach, Larne

Browns Bay Beach.Browns Bay is a sandy beach at the northern tip of Islandmagee a peninsula located between the towns of Larne and Carrickfergus with Larne Lough separating from the mainland. The beach leads to a c...

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3. East Strand and Whiterocks Beach, Portrush

East Strand and Whiterocks Beach.Portrush Whiterocks Beach is backed by long white limestone cliffs that have been carved into arches and caves that fascinate visitors. A lot of the arches have been named like the Wishing ...

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4. Glenarm Beach, Glenarm

Glenarm Beach.Glenarm beach is within a sheltered sandy bay. To one end of the beach separated by a bridge over the river is a picturesque limestone harbour. The deep harbour has forty fully serviced pontoon ber...

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5. Waterfoot Beach, Waterfoot

Waterfoot Beach.Waterfoot is a long sandy beach in the bay that has 2 piers; one is in ruin whilst the other is more intact....

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6. Ballycastle Beach, Ballycastle

Ballycastle Beach.Ballycastle Beach over a kilometre long and overlooks the Mull of Kintyre, the one Paul McCartney sings about! It’s a sandy beach and perfect for sandcastles which don’t blow aw...

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7. White Park Bay Beach, Ballintoy

White Park Bay  Beach.White Park Bay is a brilliant family sandy beach ideal for sandcastles, picnics, lazing in the sun and walks. The beach is large so you will never find it too busy. White Park Bay beach is ...

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8. Runkerry Strand Beach, Portballintrae

Runkerry Strand Beach.Runkerry Strand beach, also known as Bushfoot Strand and Blackrock Strand, is 1.2 km long with a general north east/south west shoreline except at the north east end where it swings north to Runker...

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9. Carnlough Beach, Ballymena

Carnlough Beach.Carnlough beach is within the small fishing village of Carnlough in County Antrim.  It’s a sandy beach with good facilities in the nearby town and there are plenty of good walks ...

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10. Ballygally Beach, Ballygally

Ballygally Beach.Ballygally beach, sandy beach with safe bathing and the headland of Ballgalley Head is popular destination for families....

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Blue Flag Beaches

In addition to this list of our top Antrim beaches, Antrim has 2 Blue Flag awarded beaches and many more seaside awards.


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