Waterfoot Beach

Waterfoot Beach is a popular tourist destination located on the Causeway Coastal Route on the eastern coast of Northern Ireland. Waterfoot Beach is approximately 1 km in length and comprised entirely of sand. The bathing area is backed by dunes which run the length of the beach and the village of Waterfoot is at the northern end of the beach. However, the area is essentially rural.

There are no restrictions on swimming at Waterfoot Beach and there are no lifeguards present on Waterfoot Beach at anytime.

Facilities: Car Parking, Dogs Allowed, Toilets. Water quality is Excellent. Awards: Seaside Award Rural.

Contact: Michael McConaghy, Moyle District Council., Email:  mmcconaghy@moyle-council.org.

The land use within Waterfoot Beach includes improved grass and dense dwarf. The geology of this region is igneous and sedimentary rock of Triassic/Cretaceous to Tertiary age.

Getting to the start by car:

Waterfoot Beach is located along the Causeway Coastal Route South from Bushmills, along the A42 and A2 from Ballymena and along the Causeway Coastal Route North A2 from Larne.

Getting to the start by public transport:

Bus service number 162 travels to Cushendall. (Waterfoot Beach is located 1 mile south of Cushendall).

Getting to the start on foot:

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre
  • Toilets on-site
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