The Causeway Coast Path

The 24km track affords stunning views

Meandering through what must be the most breathtaking ocean scenery in Europe, this 24km pathway has recently been upgraded by the National Trust to make it safer and more accessible.

The Causeway Coast Path follows the headlands and coves from Bushfoot Strand near Bushmills in the west, to Ballintoy in the east, and includes a new section from Ballintoy Church to Larrybane Head. Walkers should also explore Ballintoy harbour with its corkscrew road dominated by a quaint hand-built house. Whitepark Bay has a picturesque half-moon beach, and tiny Portbradden is the location of Ireland’s smallest, privately owned church, St Gobban’s.

The seaside resort of Portballintrae is an excellent sea-angling centre, which was also the base of the Belgian diving team who recovered treasure from the Armada ship Girona, wrecked off the Giant’s Causeway in 1588.

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