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The Marine Hotel
The Marine Hotel

1-3 North Street, Ballycastle BT54 6BN

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (54 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marconi Memorial, Rathlin Island Ferry, and Bonamargy Friar …

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The Fullerton Arms
The Fullerton Arms

22-24 Main Street, Ballycastle BT54 6LX

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (40 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ballintoy Church, Sheep Island, and Carrick-A-Rede Rope …

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Sleepy Hollow
Sleepy Hollow

107 Knocknacarry Road, Ballymena BT44 0NT

3.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (4 reviews)

Located in Cushendun, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Cushendun Beach and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Curfew Tower. Layde …

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Garron View Bed and Breakfast
Garron View Bed and Breakfast

14 Cloughs Road, Cushendall, Ballymena BT44 0SP

3.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (11 reviews)

Located in Cushendall, this bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Curfew Tower and within 3 mi (5 km) of Layde Old Church and …

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Old Glebe
Old Glebe

166 Castlecatt Road, Bushmills BT53 8AP

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated in Bushmills, this bed & breakfast is 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Dunluce Castle and 7.4 mi (11.9 km) from Giant's Causeway.

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Causeway B&B
Causeway B&B

42 Priestland Road, Bushmills BT56 8BU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (29 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this bed & breakfast is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Old Bushmills Distillery and within 3 mi (5 km) of …

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UR Needs Holidays Ireland
UR Needs Holidays Ireland

10 Tower Road, Ballymena BT44 0JW

3.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

Situated in Ballymena, this bed & breakfast is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from St. Killian's College and within 12 mi (20 km) of Glenarm …

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Portrush Holiday Hostel
Portrush Holiday Hostel

24 Princess Street, Portrush BT56 8AX

2.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the sea, this hostel is steps from Waterworld and Portrush Countryside Centre. Barry's Amusements and Dunluce …

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Prospect House
Prospect House

20 Lansdowne Crescent, Portrush BT56 8AY

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (54 reviews)

Situated in Portrush, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Portrush Countryside Centre, Waterworld, and Barry's …

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Cromore Halt
Cromore Halt

158 Station Road, Portstewart BT557PU

3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Portstewart, this guesthouse is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Coleraine Walks and within 3 mi (5 km) of Portstewart Golf …

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Pocket Guide: Ballycastle Ballycastle Beach Hotels

Antrim is a town in County Antrim in Northern Ireland. It is rich in history, having been populated for over 1,500 years, and is located on the banks of the stunning Lough Neagh, the largest lake in the United Kingdom. The narrow 18th century streets of the town itself combine with the warmth of the welcome from the locals and the surrounding scenery to create an intoxicating impression.

The fact that the bright lights and cosmopolitan attractions of city centre Belfast lie just 18 miles to the east is another reason why Antrim draws visitors from all around the world, encouraged by the ease of access to the town from both Belfast International Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport.

Accommodation in Antrim

The diversity offered by Antrim is reflected in the range of accommodation on offer. Backpackers keen on sampling the natural attractions will be able to track down basic but comfortable hostels while families on holiday can choose from a number of traditional guesthouses. Business people seeking to exploit the opportunities available in Belfast will welcome the presence of hotels on the outskirts of Antrim close to the road links into the capital, such as the A6 and the M2, while those after a taste of luxury should book a room in a rustic lodge in the heart of the countryside.

Attractions Around Antrim

While Antrim is a beautiful town to explore in its own right, and the ease of access to Belfast has already been noted, it shouldn’t be forgotten that a room in a hotel here will make an excellent base from which to explore the attractions to be found in the rest of County Antrim. There are rolling green fields, rich forests and crystal clear waterways in all directions, and if you head far enough north from Antrim you’ll find yourself exploring coastal beauty spots such as Ballycastle Beach.

Reaching Ballycastle from Antrim

The route from Antrim itself to Ballycastle is fairly straightforward. Take a combination of the A26 and M2 north out of Antrim before joining the A44 Drones Road, which leads directly to the seaside resort of Ballycastle itself. Traffic allowing, the journey should take only an hour.

Ballycastle

Ballycastle is a seaside town situated on the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along the Causeway Coast scenic driving route. On a clear day the Mull of Kintyre and Rathlin Island can be seen from Ballycastle, and while the town has many historical buildings and other attractions, by far the biggest draw is the unspoiled stretch of Ballycastle Beach.

Ballycastle Beach

The beach itself is a clean, uncrowded sweep, three-quarters of a mile in length and made up of mostly sand with some shingle. There is a marina and pier at one end of the beach and Pans Rock at the other, and, although the water is clean and tempting, it should be noted that there is no lifeguard provision.

The beach is bordered by Ballycastle Golf Course and lies just five minutes outside the town centre. Although largely unspoiled and undeveloped, it does have toilets and car parking, and the heart of its appeal lies in the chance to experience an untamed and unspoiled stretch of the Antrim coast.

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