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Enjoy a relaxing coastal stroll while staying at Ballygally Castle

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 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 play park 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 500m.
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 on the links below, or contact our reservations team on +44 (0) 28 2858 1066

Getting There 

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.