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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. Family of 3 children and 2 adults sitting eating and drinking tea around a wooden dining table in the railway musuem cafe
      Step into nostalgia at the Cups & Carriages Tea Room 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 light lunches, all day frys and sweet treats. 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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      Portmuck Walk

      Tranquil harbour and dramatic coastal walk

      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…

      Skernaghan Point Walk
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      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…

      Browns Bay Beach & Ferris Bay
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      Whiteharbour Marina - old limestone harbour with boats
      LocationWhitehead

      Discover Whiteharbour, a historic limestone Harbour/Marina nestled on the outskirts of Whitehead…

      Blackhead Lighthouse & Coastal Path
      LocationWhitehead

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

      Bentra Golf Course
      LocationWhitehead

      A well-matured 9 hole course, Bentra is designed with the experienced golfer and novice in mind.…

      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…

      Victoriana Flower School
      LocationLarne

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

      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.…

      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…

      E-Bike Hire (Whitehead)
      LocationWhitehead

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

      Silver stacking rings
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      Swifts Forge
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      Whitehead Golf Club
      LocationWhitehead

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

      Larne Golf Club
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      Blackhead Lighthouse & Coastal Path
      LocationWhitehead

      A short and delightful coastal path from the picturesque seaside town of Whitehead to Blackhead's…

      Family walking around Portmuck Harbour
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      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…

      Kilcoan Gardens
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      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…

      Whitehead Diamond Jubilee Wood Walk
      LocationWhitehead

      A delightful short walk through recently planted woodland

      Other places to eat near Blackhead Coastal Path

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      The Marine Bar
      LocationWhitehead

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

      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…

      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…

      Family of 3 children and 2 adults sitting eating and drinking tea around a wooden dining table in the railway musuem cafe
      LocationWhitehead

      Step into nostalgia at the Cups & Carriages Tea Room in Whitehead Railway Museum on the Causeway…

      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,…

      White exterior of Shores. Whitehead with windows facing onto Whitehead promenade.
      LocationWhitehead

      Shores offers a serene seaside setting on the Whitehead Promenade on the Causeway Coastal Route. …

      Whitehead Golf Club Restaurant
      LocationWhitehead

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

      The Whitecliff Inn
      LocationWhitehead

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

      Coastal Coffee
      LocationWhitehead

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

      Other places to stay near Blackheaf Coastal Path

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      Altahammond Farm - Self Catering
      LocationWhitehead

      Located on the Causeway Coastal Route, occuping an elevated south-facing position, the…

      White exterior of Sergeants House with old style blue police box as feature in garden
      LocationWhitehead

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

      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…

      Loughside Farm self catering
      LocationCarrickfergus

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

      St Ronans
      LocationLarne

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

      Leafield House
      LocationBallycarry

      Leafield house is situated in 23 acres of wooded hillside. Within walking distance to the train for…

      Lilyscape at Whitehead
      LocationCarrickfergus

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

      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…

      Altahammond Farm - Bed & Breakfast
      LocationWhitehead

      Altahammond House, located on the Causeway Coastal Route, occupies an elevated, south-facing…

      Browns Bay Beach Location
      LocationIslandmagee

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

      Kings Parlour
      LocationCarrickfergus

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

      Whitehead Aire de Service (Bentra Golf Course)
      LocationWhitehead

      A motorhome service provision point exists in the car park within Bentra Golf Course, Whitehead.

      North Irish Lodge - Annie's Croft
      LocationLarne

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

      North Irish Lodge - Leahy's Loft
      LocationLarne

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

      Aerial view of Blackhead Coastal Path and Lighthouse with surrounding countryside
      LocationCarrickfergus

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

      Blackhead Cutter
      LocationCarrickfergus

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

      Brae Cottage
      LocationCarrickfergus

      Brae Cottage is a charming country retreat that overlooks Whitehead, Islandmagee and Belfast Lough…

      Molly's Cottage
      LocationLarne
      Blackhead Lightkeepers Houses - Unit 2
      LocationCarrickfergus

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

      Outside view of the pink cottage with trellis porch
      LocationWhitehead

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

      Temple-Effin Self Catering Holiday Cottage
      LocationWhitehead

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

      North Irish Lodge - Brennan's Barn
      LocationLarne

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

      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…

      Mollys House Whitehead Self Catering
      LocationCarrickfergus

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

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