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Waterfoot Beach Walk

Main Street, Waterfoot, Antrim, BT44 0RB
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This short route along Waterfoot Beach encompasses beautiful wildflower meadows, two play parks, a seasonal café and plenty of picnic opportunities.

On leaving Waterfoot carpark, veer left along the path and continue to walk along the mown grass path, looking out towards Red Bay Castle which projects out onto the headland just north of Glenariff.

Once you reach the beach, turn right and continue to walk along the beach front and past the caravan park until you reach an opening in the sand dunes. Follow the boardwalk to the left, passing by species rich grasslands. Feel free to walk through the wildflower meadow and try to spot the Yellow-rattle flower and Small Copper butterfly. This conservation area is accessible via a kissing gate and access is restricted in Winter when cattle are here to graze the meadows.

A short distance after this you will see a ball court and a play park comprising of balance beams, climbing net and a tunnel. In this area there is also seasonal café, selling hot drinks as well as a selection of sandwiches and traybakes.

Continue to follow the path along the coast where you come across another playpark and carpark. Depending on tide levels, you can take a left down onto the beach and walk back along the coast to the start point or retrace your steps along the coastal path.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
  • Toilets for disabled visitors

Catering

  • Cafe
  • Picnic Area

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Parking (free)

Map & Directions

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