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Blackhead Coastal Path

Blackhead Car Park, Old Castle Road, Whitehead, County Antrim, BT38 9NE
Blackhead Lighthouse & Coastal Path

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It’s time to rediscover Blackhead Path with its stunning location and iconic lighthouse! Visitors can once again enjoy this bracing walk by the sea. Look out for seals, seabirds, pods of dolphin and porpoises and even the odd minke whale!

Marine traffic from Belfast sails within a few hundred metres off the shore and if the fast ferries to Scotland pass you here, it will probably have arrived before you finish your walk. The most dramatic part of the walk is around the catwalk at the base of the headland, where the sea has gouged magnificent sea caves.

The route climbs a steep flights of steps to reach the lighthouse owned by the Commissioner for Irish Lights. The views from the walkway around the lighthouse are stunning.

Across the mouth of Belfast Lough, the Copeland Islands off Donaghadee can be seen, while inland, Scrabo Tower, built by the Londonderry family can be easily identified beyond Bangor.

Far to the south-east, the Cumbrian coast, south of Solway Firth can be seen when visibility is clear. Closer at hand the view inland down Belfast Lough takes in the whole village of Whitehead.

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