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Giant's Causeway Beach - County Antrim

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Whilst it is a bit of a stretch to describe the Giant's Causeway itself as a beach it just about qualifies and given its significance we didn't want to leave it out.

The Causeway is named after the naturally formed interlocking hexagonal basalt columns that act as stepping stones down from the cliff to the sea. Legend has it these columns were placed here by local giant, Finn McCool, in an attempt to build a bridge to Scotland. Whatever the origin the Giant's Causeway is one of Britain's greatest natural wonders and Northern Ireland's most visited attraction.

Type of beach

Rocky

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

County Antrim dog friendly beaches »

Activities

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Shop

Nearest town

Bushmills

Postcode

OS grid ref.

NR 1332 0335

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