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White Park Bay, Ballintoy

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White Park Bay (also spelled Whitepark Bay) is a bay and three-mile long beach located near Ballycastle, County Antrim, on the north coast of Northern Ireland, along the Giant’s Causeway Coastal Route. Sheep and cattle graze the hills and beach along the bay, which has been under the care of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty since 1938. It is situated in the townland of White Park. The bay is also home to the Whitepark Bay Youth Hostel. The beach is unsuitable for swimming due to rip currents.

A cairn above the beach is designated as a Scheduled Historic Monument at grid ref: D0225 4403.
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  • The bay is scenic and accessible from a National Trust carpark (next to a youth hostel). The walk down to the shore is a little tough for mobility impaired people, but the view is worth the try. 
    The bay is scenic and accessible from a National Trust carpark (next to a youth hostel). The walk down to the shore is a little tough for mobility impaired people, but the view is worth the try.  more »
  • With its stunning views and white sand beaches, White Park Bay was a great stop during a day-long trip along the Antrim coast. 
    With its stunning views and white sand beaches, White Park Bay was a great stop during a day-long trip along the Antrim coast.  more »
  • To me this beach is truly amazing and one that I go back to over and over again, whilst I've travelled to other countries and seen many other beaches, I still list White Park Bay as my favourite... 
    To me this beach is truly amazing and one that I go back to over and over again, whilst I've travelled to other countries and seen many other beaches, I still list White Park Bay as my favourite...  more »
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  • Beautiful beach with stunning scenery from the walk down to the beach. Beach is clean ....not very much litter and as we met beach cleaning volunteers heading down, this is probably why. Thanks to those taking time to look after this beauty spot. It's just a pity that this is even necessary. Please take your litter home
  • Super place to walk, even though quite steep. Beautiful and serene. Will definitely go back again!
  • Not for those scared of heights or rickety rope bridges. Amazing scenery and wildlife and lovely walk.
  • Beautiful beach but you can't swim here because of the undercurrents
  • Beautiful stretch of beach with soft golden sands. However, if swimming is your thing this is not the place for you as the bay has powerful riptides. If you are lucky you may be here when the 'beach dwelling' cows that help protect the fauna on the dunes are. Be warned there is a steep climb down to the beach and subsequently back up. Very limited parking for such a big beach.

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