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Salmon Rock Beach, Portballintrae

Portballintrae Beach, also known as Salmon Rock Beach, is a small sandy beach located in the heart of this seaside village. It consists mainly of a sandy area with a rocky shoreline at either end and enclosed by offshore rocks. Portballintrae Beach is accessed by steps at each end from the road and footpath above. This is a very enclosed area, popular with families and small children, although swimming is not encouraged due to dangerous conditions. There is an ample car park, picnic area, toilets and shop adjacent to the beach.

Swimming at Portballintrae Beach (Salmon Rock) is strongly discouraged. Please refer to all safety signage at the beach. There is no Lifeguard service at this beach.

Facilities: Car Parking, Dogs Allowed, Picnic Sites, Toilets. The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility: disabled toilets and disabled parking. Sloping walkway from main car park to beach. Water quality is Excellent.

Portballintrae Beach does not have any environmental protection designations, although part of the neighbouring West Bay beach to the west and Runkerry Strand (Bushfoot Strand) to the east are designated as ASSIs.


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Salmon Rock Beach, Portballintrae

Bushmills VIC
Co Antrim
BT57 8QA
Northern Ireland
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T: (028) 2073 0390

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