RSPB Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre

The RSPB West Light Seabird Centre has now re-opened with improved visitor facilities and the opportunity to tour the lighthouse, as part of the Great Lighthouses of Ireland Trail.

The West Light Seabird Centre is home to one of the largest breeding seabird colonies in Europe including puffin, guillemot, razorbill and kittiwake.

The newly refurbished visitor centre will also be part of the all-Ireland lighthouse trail, Great Lighthouses of Ireland.

Access is via ferry, private bus and then down 89 steps to the Viewing Platform. RSPB staff and volunteers will be there to welcome you to the site.

Our friendly staff and volunteer team are always there to help.

Tel Seabird Centre (028) 2076 0062 (April - August)
RSPB NI HQ (028) 9049 1547 (Sept - March)
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Opening times:

Open daily 1st April – 17th September 2017
11:00 – 16:00 April and September
10:00 – 17:00 May to August


£5 adults: £2.50 children and other concessions

RSPB members free.

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre
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