Co Antrim

Ballycastle is a small seaside town in the Antrim Glens area; it is a town of outstanding natural beauty on the northern coast of Ireland. Ballycastle offers a superb 74 berth marina situated on the spectacular North Antrim Coast with stunning scenery and a plethora of activities on offer. It offers excellent scope for marine travel around Ireland and to Scotland. Do not miss the yearly ‘Auld Lammas Fair’ in Ballycastle which is famous for its edible treats, dulse and yellow man. Ballycastle has a wide sandy beach which attracts a lot of people to the resort in the summer months. The town is situated on the northern slopes of Knocklayde Mountain.

Great views along the coast can be seen from the summit of the mountain. Just offshore from Ballycastle is Rathlin Island. Rathlin is Northern Ireland’s only inhabited island and has an abundance of wildlife on offer. Watch out for puffins, buzzards, oystercatchers, Manx shearwaters, seals basking in rocky coves and passing shoals of dolphins and porpoises. Only ten miles from Ballycastle is the unique world heritage The Giant’s Causeway which is the most famous visitor’s sight in the region.