White Park Bay Beach

White Park Bay beach, Ballintoy, Antrim

Place Category: Beaches

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  • 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 of scientific interest that provide a range of rich habitats for bird and animal life. When on the beach you will be surprised by the beauty of this North Antrim coast, and as the beach is large you’ll never find it too busy.

    White Park Bay was one of the earliest settlements in Ireland and evidence of these Neolithic settlers are continually being exposed on the raised beach and sand dune system. It is known that the manufacturing and exporting of axes and arrow heads took place from here, the limestone cliffs being a rich source of flint nodules. Three passage tombs stand on the high points of surrounding hills overlooking the bay, the most striking being the dolmen known as the Druid’s Altar which was placed on the highest point above the bay.

    At one end of this beautiful sweeping bay, sheltered below the cliffs is the small fishing hamlet of Portbraddon and at the other end Ballintoy harbour.

    White Park Bay was donated to The National Trust by the Youth Hostel Association of Northern Ireland in 1938 and is among the most painted and photographed scenes in Northern Ireland.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for White Park Bay Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach around Ballintoy, 13 beaches in Antrim, or check our Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • White Park Bay Beach Weather Forecast

    Light rain tomorrow through Friday, with temperatures falling to 15°C on Sunday.

    Today's Forecast
     Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
     
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      5:00 am    9:47 pm
    Saturday, May 27th
     Light rain until afternoon, starting again overnight.
     
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       73%  78%   0 mph
      4:59 am    9:48 pm

    Sunday, May 28th
     Drizzle in the morning.
     
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       48%  81%   8 mph
      4:58 am    9:50 pm
    Monday, May 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       5%  69%   4 mph
      4:57 am    9:51 pm

    Tuesday, May 30th
     Partly cloudy throughout the day.
     
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       19%  51%   6 mph
      4:56 am    9:53 pm
    Wednesday, May 31st
     Drizzle starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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      4:55 am    9:54 pm

    Thursday, Jun 1st
     Light rain starting in the afternoon.
     
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       50%  78%   10 mph
      4:54 am    9:55 pm
    Friday, Jun 2nd
     Light rain starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening.
     
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       53%  31%   10 mph
      4:53 am    9:57 pm

  • White Park Bay Beach Tide Times

     

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