Ballygally Beach Antrim Coast

Ballygally beach

 Ballygally beach


The beach

Ballygally beach on the Antrim Coast is our sandy beach that is popular with both locals and tourists. Visitors come to enjoy a paddle, kayak, surf, snorkeling and in increasing popularity paddle boarding. Open water swimming has become a a big draw recently too. The beach tend to be well sheltered and fairly safe. It boasts good fishing too. This is also ‘Game of Thrones’ country with some scenes being filmed around this area of the County Antrim coast. If you’re into your GOT its a must see.
At the western end of the beach, a small stream runs into the sea and the beach becomes rockier. Young explorers may enjoy searching in the rock pools for marine wildlife.
The beach is opposite and just a pleasant five minutes walk from Ballygally Holiday Apartments which is great for our guests young and old alike.

Ballygally Village

In the village centre there is a car park across the road from the beach. Public toilets can also be found here. A new large children’s playground is located across Croft Road at the far end of the car park ideal to keep the kids entertained. The beach can be accessed via a long ramp. Further parking can be found along Coast Road to the east of the beach. Beach toys, icecream and food and drink can be obtained in Ballygally shop.

Towering over Ballygally beach, are the Scottish baronial-style turrets of Ballygally Castle Hotel, the oldest occupied building in Ireland, and supposedly a haunted castle.

Dogs must be kept on a lead on the beach between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm from the beginning of June until the end of August, plus all public holidays, and any other times when the beach is busy. Dog bins are provided so you can keep the beach lovely and clean.