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  1. A couple being shown how to make something at a forge with the lady having a go with the hammer on the anvil.
    Swifts Forge in Islandmagee offers a range of blacksmithing classes to create something special, with different courses running throughout the year. Christmas vouchers given priority in Feb-May
    1. Tranquil harbour and dramatic coastal walk
    2. Step into nostalgia at Platform 3 café in Whitehead Railway Museum on the Causeway Coastal Route – a casual haven for all. Whether you're museum-hopping or seeking a chill spot with friends, our menu offers tasty delights, including hot sandwiches and vegan options. Don't miss our epic Public Afternoon Tea or host a private vintage tea party.
      1. Once the guardian of Belfast's glory days of shipping, Blackhead guided many great ships on their journey, none more than the famous Titanic. Perched on the edge of a cliff, Blackhead Cutter offers a wild, windswept retreat with a difference.
      Other things to do near Blackhead Coastal Path

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      Silver stacking rings
      LocationIslandmagee

      Gobbins Crafts Workshop in Islandmagee offers classes in jewellery making. Create a unique piece of…

      Pack of competitive runners running down street in Whitehead as part of Whitehead Road Race
      LocationWhitehead

      Join us for the Historic Whitehead Easter Road Race Centenary Celebration on 1 April 2024! Whether…

      Larne Golf Club
      LocationIslandmagee

      Located between the towns of Whitehead and Larne on the Causeway Coastal Route, Islandmagee offers…

      painting watercolour interior decor artist Irish art contemporary art workshops experience Ireland studio
      LocationIslandmagee

      Artist Audrey Kyle works from a converted barn called Gobbins Studio Économusée, nestled on top of…

      Victoriana Flower School
      LocationLarne

      Learn the art of flower arranging with exquisite florist Kim Davies at Victoriana Flower School,…

      Notice with food illustrations stating Food & Folk Fest Whitehead
      LocationWhitehead

      Join us for a day of family fun, food, and entertainment at the Whitehead Food & Folk Fest along…

      Family walking around Portmuck Harbour
      LocationIslandmagee

      Follow the winding road down to reach this hidden gem. With its picture-book perfect stone harbour…

      E-Bike Hire (Whitehead)
      LocationWhitehead

      Explore the spectacular coastal scenery of Whitehead and Islandmagee by e-bike. Take a spin around…

      Portmuck

      Tranquil harbour and dramatic coastal walk

      Photograph of Whitehead Centre on opening day. Coloured bunting is across the front of the building.
      LocationWhitehead

      Whitehead Centre provides a tourism hub for information about what is going on locally and how to…

      Drawing of people in Victorian costume in town centre with snowy backdrop, stalls and steam train.
      LocationWhitehead

      Honouring Whitehead's Victorian legacy, the street fair features stalls, crafts, live music, and…

      Blackhead Lighthouse & Coastal Path
      LocationWhitehead

      A short and delightful circular walk from the picturesque seaside town of Whitehead, around the…

      Whitehead Golf Club
      LocationWhitehead

      The club boasts a challenging but fair 18 hole course coupled with excellent clubhouse facilities.…

      Kilcoan Gardens
      LocationIslandmagee

      The gardens are situated within the peninsula of Islandmagee, with beautiful views over Larne Lough…

      Browns Bay Beach & Ferris Bay
      LocationIslandmagee

      Popular award winning rural beach positioned in a delightful sandy bay, at the northern tip of…

      Group of friends trying out paddle boarding in the open water with Blackhead Lighthouse in background
      LocationIslandmagee

      Experience Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) on the beautiful coastline of Islandmagee and Whitehead.…

      A view of the tubular bridge with flowers on the rock face and the ocean beyond.
      LocationIslandmagee

      On the thrilling Gobbins Experience, nature isn’t content to just sit back and be admired. It…

      Swifts Forge
      LocationIslandmagee

      Swifts Forge in Islandmagee offers a range of blacksmithing classes to create something special,…

      Skernaghan Point
      LocationIslandmagee

      This is a path that goes over a variety of uneven terrain including a grassy field and a rocky…

      Hall filled with crafters and people undertaking activities
      LocationWhitehead

      Embark on a creative adventure at the Whitehead Community Centre's Crafters' Market, a highlight of…

      A family of four standing on the platform talking to the driver of a blue steam train
      LocationWhitehead

      The new Whitehead Railway Museum will take visitors on a journey through time, see our large stock…

      Other places to eat near Blackhead Coastal Path

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      The Whitecliff Inn
      LocationWhitehead

      A traditional pub and popular modern music venue in the coastal town of Whitehead, offering a…

      Whitehead Golf Club Restaurant
      LocationWhitehead

      Situated on Muldersleigh Hill, on the outskirts of Whitehead, Whitehead Golf Club restaurant offers…

      Exterior of the Whistle Stop cafe building painted grey and black with large signage
      LocationWhitehead

      Embark on a culinary journey at The Whistle Stop Cafe, close to Whitehead Railway Station on the…

      Coastal Coffee
      LocationWhitehead

      Coastal Coffee is a friendly café based near the railway station in Whitehead and renowned for…

      The Lighthouse Bistro
      LocationWhitehead

      Local seafood, cheese, coffee and everything else made from scratch are available at this coastal…

      The Gobbins Cafe
      LocationIslandmagee

      Set in the heart of Islandmagee and within the world class Gobbins Visitor Centre, this modern café…

      Building exterior of the red brick Bank House Cafe
      LocationWhitehead

      The Bank House café and gift shop is a lively, warm, inviting destination, specialising in good,…

      Platform 3 at Whitehead Railway Museum
      LocationWhitehead

      Step into nostalgia at Platform 3 café in Whitehead Railway Museum on the Causeway Coastal Route –…

      The Marine Bar
      LocationWhitehead

      A hidden cosy pub, located near the Whitehead promenade and train station on the Causeway Coastal…

      Other places to stay near Blackheaf Coastal Path

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      Blackhead Lightkeepers Houses - Unit 2
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Once the guardian of Belfast's glory days of shipping, Blackhead guided many great ships on their…

      The Wee House
      LocationWhitehead

      Known as the Wee House, this lovely terraced cottage just outside the seaside town of Whitehead…

      Kings Parlour
      LocationCarrickfergus

      With wonderful walks along the coast. We have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing break. Our…

      Temple-Effin Self Catering Holiday Cottage
      LocationWhitehead

      Temple-Effin Cottage is settled within a cobblestone courtyard with 3 other terraced cottages.…

      Seaview Cottage on the Island
      LocationLarne

      Seaview Cottage is situated on the beautiful peninsula of Islandmagee located at the start of the…

      Browns Bay Beach Location
      LocationIslandmagee

      This charming detached holiday bungalow nestles in a picturesque sandy cove better known as Browns…

      North Irish Lodge - Brennan's Barn
      LocationLarne

      Sleeps 5 adults. Ideally located along the Causeway Coastal Route and perfect for exploring the…

      St Ronans
      LocationLarne

      St Ronans beatuiful self-catering accommodation on the Coastal Route to "The Glens of Antrim" hosts…

      Cloghfin Cottage. Irish cottage self catering accommodation in Northern Ireland.
      LocationIslandmagee

      Cloghfin Cottage is a cute self-catering irish cottage style holiday home in a pretty rural…

      Sergeants House
      LocationWhitehead

      The Sergeants House built in 1901 in a conservation area in Whitehead.

      Gobbins Cliff
      LocationLarne

      Gobbins Cliff is a Bread & Breakfast (“Airbnb” style) located on the famous Antrim Coast, offering…

      Lilyscape at Whitehead
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Situated in pretty Whitehead our one bedroom apartment is the perfect base for your stay in…

      First floor apartment with only access via stairs
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Lighthouse Loft is a cosy self-contained two bedroom apartment located in the coastal town of…

      Complimentary box of snacks / breakfast
      LocationLarne

      We have 6 luxury ensuite pods boasting their own private hot tub and equipped with a double bed, a…

      Mollys House Whitehead Self Catering
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Having a weekend break or longer? Molly´s House is an ideal holiday home base in Whitehead. The…

      Molly's Cottage
      LocationLarne
      North Irish Lodge - Annie's Croft
      LocationLarne

      Sleeps 4 adults. The luxurious cottages are ideal for special family occasions and are in a…

      Blackhead Lightkeepers' Houses - Unit 1
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Once the guardian of Belfast's glory days of shipping, Blackhead guided many great ships on their…

      Loughside Farm self catering
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Situated only 1 mile from the exhilarating and dramatic Gobbins Cliff Path and at the Gateway to…

      Pleasant View
      LocationLarne

      Pleasant View is a beautiful modern holiday home situated on picturesque Islandmagee, near the…

      Blackhead Cutter
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Once the guardian of Belfast's glory days of shipping, Blackhead guided many great ships on their…

      North Irish Lodge - Leahy's Loft
      LocationLarne

      Sleeps 4 adults. The luxurious cottages are ideal for special family occasions. Set in a perfect…

      Outside view of the pink cottage
      LocationWhitehead

      The boutique upstairs suite of The Pink Cottage is tranquil and cosy with a traditional vintage…

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