Attractions Map

View most of the major attractions of the Causeway Coast on this helpful map. These are the most visited locations on the coast. More information on each of the locations plotted on the map below can be found in a list below the map.  Alternatively, tap a marker on the map to view information about the location.

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The Giants Causeway - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

The Giants Causeway

Welcome to one of the most amazing places on the planet... The Giants Causeway. The Causeway comprises of thousands of mostly hexagonal stones stepping gently into the sea. They were formed either by the geological processes within an ancient volcano... or... the giants of legend who stomped and battled along the coast... Visit The Giants Causeway
Coleraine - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland


Coleraine is the informal capital of the Causeway Coast and has all the modern amenities you need and has great historical significance too. This thriving town is busy all year round as it plays host to many National and International visitors who come to visit the Causeway Coast. Coleraine is within a few miles of some of the worlds most impressive coastal views natural attractions and pristine beaches. Visit Coleraine
Ballycastle Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Ballycastle Strand

Ballycastle Strand is magnificent. Enjoy great views of Rathlin Island from the Blue Flag Ballycastle Strand. It is just under a mile in length and is a great beach for surfing and swimming. It is also close to town which makes it popular with locals and visitors. Visit Ballycastle Strand
Benone Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Benone Strand

Benone Strand is one of the most popular beaches of the Causeway Coast not only for visitors but for locals alike. The Benone Strand is seven miles of golden soft sandy beach with spectacular views of Benevenagh mountain and Donegal. There is Lough Foyle and Magilligan Point in one direction with Downhill and Mussenden Temple in the opposite. Visit Benone Strand
Carrick a Rede - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Carrick a Rede

Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge is a rope bridge close to Ballintoy in Northern Ireland. It is an amazing and terrifying experience. Cross the 20 meter suspension bridge over a gorge onto a small island as salmon fishermen have been doing for over 350 years... Visit Carrick a Rede
Castlerock Beach - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Castlerock Beach

The award winning, just under a mile long, golden sands of Castlerock Beach are located north east of the Castlerock Promenade stretching east towards the heathland all the way to the River Bann. Castlerock Beach is long and wide perfect for playing and beach walking and won the Rural Award beach Seaside Award in 2014. Visit Castlerock Beach
Downhill Beach - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Downhill Beach

Downhill Beach is the start of a 7 mile beach which stretches from the base of the cliffs below Mussenden Temple to the far western point of the Causeway Coast at Magilligan Point including Benone Strand. Watch out for trains heading along the coast and through the tunnel in the cliffside. Visit Downhill Beach
Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Downhill Demesne

Downhill Demesne which is sometimes simply referred to as Downhill House is an amazing 18th century mansion built by the eccentric Earl Bishop. Beautifully set within open grounds it is the perfect place for a day trip. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sheltered gardens of Hezlett House. Visit Downhill Demesne
Dunluce Castle - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is located on the sheer cliffs east of Portrush along the Causeway Coast towards the Giants Causeway. It was built sometime between the 1400s and 1600s and was one of the finest castles on the Coast. Visit Dunluce Castle
Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway

The Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway leaves from just outside Bushmills Village on its 20 minute journey of 2 miles to and from the Giants Causeway, along the track bed of what used to be the Giant's Causeway Tram. The diesel locomotive runs 4 times a day between 11am and 2.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Children, in particular, love being on the train. Visit Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway
Mountsandel Fort - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Mountsandel Fort

Located in the middle of the gorgeous Mountsandel Forest is the the remains of Mountsandel Fort. The Fort is a State Care Historic Monument which dates back to seven thousand BC and the early Mesolithic and Iron Ages. It sits on the edge of a steep river bluff which falls into the River Bann. Visit Mountsandel Fort
Mussenden Temple - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Mussenden Temple

Mussenden Temple is one of those places you never forget. The temple itself is magnificent and sits on one of the most amazing locations in Ireland. The Earl Bishop used it as his library. Visit Mussenden Temple
Old Bushmills Distillery - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Old Bushmills Distillery

In 1743 Old Bushmills Distillery was in the hands of smugglers. The Causeway Coast was a different place. Downhill had yet to be erected. Coleraine was a new town. Many things have changed. Yet we still drink Old Bush Mills Whiskey. Visit Old Bushmills Distillery
Portrush East Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Portrush East Strand

Portrush East Strand starts at the Arcadia and borders the Whiterocks. Over 2 miles of golden sand, backed by sand dunes and the Royal Portrush Golf Course. Curvaceous walkways, landscaped gardens, seating and play areas help you soak up the atmosphere of the East Strand. Visit Portrush East Strand
Portstewart Strand - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Portstewart Strand

Known as one of the most visited spectacular and pristine beaches in Northern Ireland the two miles of golden sand Portstewart Strand is protected by the National Trust in honour of its historical significance and inherent beauty as well as to protect the native wildlife, wild flora, fauna, grasslands and dunes. Visit Portstewart Strand
Rathlin Island - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Rathlin Island

If you are craving that feeling of a life less complicated... Rathlin Island should be on your destination list. Rathlin Island has incredible natural beauty and flora and fauna found no where else on earth. Lighthouses are a favourite for visitors from May to Sept. Visit Rathlin Island
Swimming Beaches - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Swimming Beaches

Many of the beaches along the north coast of Northern Ireland are Blue Flag Beaches. This means they are safe and clean for visitors and locals to enjoy. There are many popular swimming beaches along the Causeway Coast for you to enjoy. Visit Swimming Beaches
Whiterocks Portrush - Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland

Whiterocks Portrush

The Whiterocks Blue Flag beach is divinely located contiguous with East Strand, forming between them, a 3 mile beach, just outside Portrush town. Sweeping golden sands, long wide beach, crashing ocean waves and giant sand dunes makes this beach truly natures playground. Visit Whiterocks Portrush