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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.

  • 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. 
  • Canoeing
    The beach is one of the access points on the East Coast Canoe Trail.
  • Swimming
    Ballygally is popular for swimming and waves are generally not very high except in windy weather.
  • Walking
    There is a footway along the length of the beach from Ballygally Castle Hotel to the south car park, about 500 m.
Ballygally Castle is located opposite the beach. After exploring the coastline call in and enjoy a delicious lunch,evening meal or relaxing overnight stay. For our best available bedroom rates please click here. For further information please call +44(0) 28 2858 1066/