"Whitepark Bay" Ballintoy Tip by MalenaN

Ballintoy, Northern Ireland: 3 reviews and 10 photos

  Whitepark Bay
by MalenaN
 
  • Whitepark Bay - Northern Ireland
      Whitepark Bay
    by MalenaN
  • Whitepark Bay - Northern Ireland
      Whitepark Bay
    by MalenaN
  • Whitepark Bay - Northern Ireland
      Whitepark Bay
    by MalenaN
  • Whitepark Bay - Northern Ireland
      Whitepark Bay
    by MalenaN
  • Whitepark Bay - Northern Ireland
      Whitepark Bay
    by MalenaN
 

A couple of kilometres west of Ballintoy is Whitepark Bay. Below the limestone cliffs is an arch shaped long golden beach. It is a Natural Trust beach. Lots of birds and other animals can be seen around it and several traces of Neolitic settlers have been found. It is not good for swimming though as there are rip currents and sand shelves. But it is a beautiful place to walk in. In the north western corner of the beach is the small village of Portbradden where you can see the smallest church on Ireland and above the cliffs there is a hostel. If you walk beyond the headland in the north eastern corner of the beach you will come to Ballintoy Harbour. If it is high tide this way will be blocked.

Address: Ballintoy
Directions: North Antrim coast.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 2, 2011
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