Whitepark Bay (White Park Bay)

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  • 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 locale are a haven for wildlife with the dunes behind the beach teeming with wild flowers in the summer months. White Park Bay and much of the nearby coast are under the stewardship of the National Trust.

    Please note, the beach is unsafe for swimming due to dangerous rip currents.

    Also known as:

    White Park Bay

    Type of beach

    Sandy

    Lifeguard service

    No

    Dogs friendly beach?

    We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

    County Antrim dog friendly beaches »

    Activities

    • Rock pooling
    • Surfing

    Nearest town

    Bushmills

    Postcode

    BT54 6NH

    OS grid ref.

    NR 2010 0197

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    Whitepark Bay Reviews

    A hidden gem

    Marta
    Jun 13th 2021

    This is my happy place in NI!
    You would be forgiven for thinking you are on foreign holidays thanks to the spectacular views, golden sand and turquoise water.
    We absolutely love the fact that due to the position of the beach no cars are anywhere near it. For the same reason I would recommend that anyone with mobility issues and very young children could do with some helpers to navigate the steep(ish) walk from the car park to the beach.
    The tiny car park can be busy but I ‚Äčnever had to wait longer than 10mins for a free spot. No toilets though!

    Worth the walk and more romantic for a walk the wilder the sea.

    Stephen
    Jun 03rd 2023

    Not particularly child friendly and unsafe for swimming.
    Wildly romantic on a stormy day though and you may well be the only couple on the beach.
    There are few places left in the World where this opportunity exists.