Cushendun beach is a sandy beach with some pebbles and rocks with a grassy area between the coast road and the beach. The River Dun enters the sea at the read more
Planning a trip to Antrim and looking for the nearest beaches. Our beach guide will help you locate the closest beach and we show you photos, maps, weather, tide times, water quality, dog restrictions and provide you tools to search the Antrim coast and seaside towns.
Antrim was the county town of the area but is now one of six counties making up Northern Ireland. For travellers this area offers a rich history and stunning scenery with rivers, woodlands, trails, forests and wild, untamed coastland. Folklore and fairies, stories and myths - this area is where the best stories originate and they'll keep you enthralled as you visit the mystical attractions alongside the new. With the airport close by, this is a perfect area to start your holiday in Northern Ireland.
The coast of Antrim boasts many beautiful, sandy beaches as well as rugged paths to walk and enjoys fine weather in the Summer months and well into Autumn making it a perfect spot to travel to in Autumn as well.
Famous for its glens this area is famous for the Giant's Causeway, Bushmills whiskey production and the popular seaside resort of Portrush! Islandmagee still retains its reputation as the home of witchcraft in the region.
Cushendall beach is a sandy beach within Cushendall Bay, backed by grassland and a golf course. The Glenaan River enters the sea on the beach and for facilities you will read more
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 read more
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 read more
Ballygally beach is a sandy beach with safe bathing and the headland of Ballgalley Head is popular destination for families. Ballygally has a village shop and post office.
Ballycastle beach is over a kilometre long and overlooks the Mull of Kintyre. It’s a sandy beach whose backdrop is dramatic cliffs on one side and great castle ruins on read more
Waterfoot is a long sandy beach in the bay that has 2 piers; one is in ruin whilst the other is more intact. Facilities include parking and picnic sites.
Portrush West Strand beach is a sheltered sandy beach in the town next to the harbour. Watersports include windsurfing, canoeing and sailing. The west beach is closer to Portrush amenities read more
Portrush Whiterocks Beach (East Strand) 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 read more
Rathlin Island has endless beaches, it’s six miles long and one mile wide and you’ll enjoy finding out more about the shipwrecks. The shore line is dotted with benches and read more
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 read more
White Park Bay is a brilliant family sandy beach ideal for sandcastles, picnics, lazing in the sun and walks. White Park Bay beach is backed by ancient dunes, declared area read more