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Beautiful beach

We had a lovely time on the beach, it was unusually warm, the kids played in the sand and they... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Deserted and great

You can drive your car onto the beach and take a walk. It was pretty deserted when we went and you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Scottsdale, Arizona
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7-15 Carrickmore Road, Ballycastle BT54 6QS, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely time on the beach, it was unusually warm, the kids played in the sand and they learned about the river that goes into the sea! It was very cool to see a place where brackish water actually exists, as there is...More

Thank bogdana
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can drive your car onto the beach and take a walk. It was pretty deserted when we went and you could commune with mother nature.

Thank skb2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Less populated than the nearby beaches of portballintrae, Portrush and portstewart, we love the beach at ballycastle.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spend many days on this beautiful beach with my grandchildren. It's a Blue Flag beach meaning an award for cleanliness of the water and the beach. During summer months it is manned by RNLI life guards from early till late in the day. Children (and...More

Thank wesleyartist
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beach in Ballycastle is wide, full of sea shells and with a stunning scenery. It has an easy access. Excellent place to wind down.

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full of families and clean beach, cafenearby and play park for kids with toilets. Water is freezing though but it is northern ireland so knowhat to expect

Thank alison467
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came down here in a variety of weathers to walk our dog and it was just stunning every time. Beautiful and clean with good facilities nearby and friendly locals. Lovely place to enjoy fresh air and peace and quiet.

Thank JS741
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beach was very clean! Flags clearly placed for swimmers etc ! Our girls thoroughly enjoyed swimming here ! Easy access across a small bridge ! Beautiful scenery as far as you could see !

Thank taitken2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is simply a beautiful stretch of coastline. The beach is long enough for a really good walk and the cliffs of the headland are majestic.

Thank byrninrubber
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We only could find the harbour But it was a pleasant view of Game of Thrones - Dragonstone If you are a fan its a must see Tourist info site had very friendly staff with good info on thrones and the surrounding area, they also...More

Thank Rahim S
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