Ballygally Beach on the Antrim Coast
Ballygally Beach is a beautiful beach on the Antrim Coast located beside Ballygally village, across the road from Ballygally Castle.
The 200m long, sandy beach has great great views in all directions: northwards up towards the Antrim coast and its dramatic headlands, eastwards across the sea to Scotland, southwards to distinctive Ballygally Head and westwards inland to landmark features such as Scawt Hill and Sallagh Braes where the Antrim Hills Way/Ulster Way goes across.
The beach is popular throughout the year with both locals and tourists and has a number of activities and amenities available including:-
- Child Friendly Areas
There is a children's playpark located across the road from the beach at the junction of Croft Road and Cairncastle Road.
- Dogs Allowed
Dogs must be on a lead between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm from 1 June -31 August plus all Public and Bank Holidays.
The beach is one of the access points on the East Coast Canoe Trail.
Ballygally is popular for swimming and waves are generally not very high except in windy weather.
There is a footway along the length of the beach from Ballygally Castle Hotel to the south car park, about 500m.
Ballygally Beach is located on the A2 Antrim Coast Road. It is 4 miles north of Larne town and 27 miles north of Belfast and is easily accessible by car or public transport. Translink provides a regular bus service along the Coast Road (A2). For timetable information please contact Translink Tel: 028 9066 6630.