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Best beaches in County Antrim

Below are a list of the top 10 beaches in County Antrim as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in County Antrim is Curran (East) Strand. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in County Antrim just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Curran (East) Strand Beach (Portrush)

    Curran (East) Strand Beach (Portrush)

    One of the Causeway Coast's most beautiful beaches with its large sand dunes forming the backdrop of Royal Portrush golf course. The sandy beach with adjoining promenade is sheltered from the wind and provides excellent coastal views.

  • 2. Ballycastle Beach

    Ballycastle Beach

    The traditional seaside town of Ballycastle is located on the Causeway Coast Route of Antrim, not far from the Giant's Causeway, Glens of Antrim and Rathlin. It is also home to a particularly fine stretch of sandy beach. The beach runs from Ballycastle's…

  • 3. Giant's Causeway Beach

    Giant's Causeway Beach

    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…

  • 4. Waterfoot Beach

    Waterfoot Beach

    This long strip of sand at the foot of the Antrim Glens is one of the most popular on this stretch of the Co Antrim coast. Despite its relative popularity Waterfoot beach still manages to retain a fairly tranquil laid-back feel. Backed by extensive…

  • 5. Ballygally Beach

    Ballygally Beach

    A large north facing bay on the east coast of Northern Ireland. There is a small sandy beached backed by the picturesque town of Ballygalley.

  • 6. Whiterocks Beach

    Whiterocks Beach

    Whiterocks is a sandy beach, popular with surfers and bodyboarders, on a stretch of coast famous for its unique limestone cliffs, which have been eroded over time into a labarynth of specatacular caves and arches including Shelagh's Head, the Wishing…

  • 7. Cushendall Beach

    Cushendall Beach

    A picturesque sandy beach backed by grassland, suitable for picnics and set in a bay to the north of the small town of Cushendall.

  • 8. Whitepark Bay

    Whitepark Bay

    Magnificent arc of white sand between two headlands on a relatively secluded stretch of the North Antrim Coast. The headlands provide some shelter from prevailing winds and on the right conditions this is a popular spot with surfers. The beach and…