April 5, 2018 607

Portrush really has it all – good food, quality accommodation, lots to see and do…

One of the most popular things to do is something we hardly even think about – walking. There really is nothing more invigorating than a walking tour around the peninsula town of Portrush. We recommend you start at West Bay, parking up in the spacious free car park.

Walking tour Portrush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make your way along the Promenade north in the direction of the Harbour.

Portrush Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here you can stop for a coffee or a meal in one of the many eateries in the area. Next, move on towards Ramore Head where you can enjoy magnificent views out across the Atlantic ocean. Mind though, it can be blowy up here, and take care on the cliff paths.

When you come off Ramore Head, walk towards Landsdowne and past the old Lifeboat Shelter and onto the Area of Special Scientific Interest. The rocks between the Shelter and the Countryside Centre are protected because of their unique geology. Check out the rock pools for marine life.

After the Countryside Centre you will go down a small hill to the Salmon Fishery.

Portrush Salmon Fishery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Take the promenade past the Salmon Fishery and on your left you will see the old ‘Ladies Bathing Place’, a small beach tucked in beside the Arcadia.

Ladies Bathing Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continue south past the Arcadia and you will arrive at what used to be called Curran Strand, now known as East Strand. You can extend your walk by a couple of miles by continuing east along the beach to the Whiterocks. Alternatively, exit East Strand car park onto Causeway Street. Follow south to the mini roundabout and turn right onto Croc-na-mac Road. Follow this road past the Primary School, and when you pass the second roundabout turn right into West Bay car park. You are back where you started.

 



April 3, 2018 8

Weather-wise it’s been a poor Easter break right across Northern Ireland. But with many people off work, and the schools on holiday until next week, there’s still time to find something to see or do. A short break at Magherabuoy on the Cuaseway Coast, close to Coleraine, puts you at the centre of an area where there is so much to see and do.

Entertainment

Chilled out tunes at Magherabuoy House Hotel Easter Tuesday with Tom Lafferty

 

Foyle HovAdventure

Foylehov Activity Centre has lots of fun things to do for a cracking day out over the Easter Holidays for young and old alike. More info: http://www.foylehov.com/prices.aspx

 

Shop

Visit Coleraine Town Centre for a browse around the pedestrian precinct, with some well-known local retailers and multi-nationals to choose from. More info: http://www.moorescoleraine.com

 

Eat

A river cruise where you fish, catch and enjoy a guided tour of a range of whiskies and gins? Yes please! Visit: https://www.facebook.com/causeway.lass.1



September 13, 2017 120

Causeway Coast Events Halloween 2017

With everyone well and truly back into work and school routines it’s fair to say that summer 2017 is now a distant memory.

However, all is not lost! Thankfully Halloween and the mid-term break are just around the corner and that means plenty of fun on the Causeway Coast for you and the family!

We’ve picked out some key Causeway Coast Halloween events so that you’re all set for October 31st!

Causeway Coast Events Halloween 2017

Ghost in the Glens Storytelling Festival – Cushendall (19th – 22nd October 2017)

The Ghost in the Glens Storytelling Festival, just around the corner from Portrush in Cushendall, Cushendun, Glenariff, Ballycastle and Rathlin Island, will be a four-day celebration of all things spooky and storytelling!

From Thursday to Sunday locals and tourists alike will be able to enjoy traditional scary Irish stories of ghosts, fairies and banshees, to really get in the mood for the big night.

Parents of young children don’t need to worry because there will also be crafts, quizzes, fancy dress and slightly less scary stories for the tiniest members of the family!

Enjoy this unique Halloween experience in some of the most picturesque parts of our incredible Causeway Coastal Route.

Halloween Happenings – Coleraine (28th October 2017)

On Saturday 28th October Coleraine will be awash will Halloween Happenings perfect for all the family. Events and activities will include a fancy dress competition (dust off those wigs, dig out those swords and apply the makeup!), outdoor entertainment, spooky guests and characters wandering around the town, live concerts, fire juggling, live fireworks and more!

Other events and activities will be taking place in the local area between 27th October and 31st October so keep an eye on our social pages, blog and local council posts!

Naturally North Coast & Glens Halloween Artisan Market – Ballycastle (29th October 2017)

Over the last few years the Naturally North Coast & Glens Market has generated a reputation for providing a heady mix of delicious tastes and smells, unique artisan experiences and crafts and great craic from traders, performing musicians and the attending crowds.

This Halloween weekend (the weekend before Tuesday 31st October) sees the market take on a spooky twist with food and craft traders offering a brilliant mix of classics and scary surprises!

The Halloween market will take place on Sunday 29th October from 11am to 5pm in the Marine Hotel, Ballycastle. Just a short drive along the coast from us here in Portrush!

We hope you have a great Halloween break whatever you’re up to.

If you’re interested in any of the above events, or would like to know about what else is happening in Portrush and beyond, just get in touch with our team here!

For more information on our rooms, rates and food offerings just click on the relevant links!



July 28, 2017 129

Ask anyone in Northern Ireland and they all seem to say the same thing: the Causeway Coast is the place to be!

Sure the Mourne Mountains are beautiful, the Fermanagh Lakelands enchanting and the cities buzzing but the Causeway Coast seems to pack all of this into one small corner of the country. Lucky for us!

We’ve taken a look at different parts of the coast before (like the Game of Thrones locations) but today we thought we’d focus on truly coastal experiences.

That means lots of water, lots of walking and incredible views!

Alive Surf School

Activities on the Causeway Coast

How about a spot of surfing?

There’s nothing better than getting out into the water and looking back at the incredible north coast and our Portrush partners in crime, Alive Surf School, offer up the best surfing options available!

Whether you’re a first timer, an expert, a group of young guns or some silver surfers, Alive will welcome you with open arms and give you a proper coastal experience!

Causeway Coasteering

Who wants to use our gloriously rugged coastline as their very own adventure playground?

Well, that’s what the guys and gals of Causeway Coasteering are promising if and when you join them for some fun. Alongside experienced professionals you’ll be able to dive, belly flop and bomb into the water after clambering all over the rocks to get to the best spots!

3,2,1…GO!

Aquaholics

Aquaholics will also give you plenty of chances to get your feet wet…and, your whole body actually…

The team over at Aquaholics will take you out on boat trips and sea safaris so you can enjoy the spectacular coastline and wildlife we can all, way too easily, take for granted at times.

If you’re feeling especially brave then you can don a wetsuit and dive right in!

Away a Wee Walk

Activities on the Causeway Coast

If you’re not a true “water baby” but still want to enjoy the incredible scenery the Causeway Coast has to offer we would highly recommend checking out Away a Wee Walk.

Eimear Flanagan offers uniquely personal tours that take away the hassle of figuring out the “who, what, where, why and how”. All you have to do is turn up, follow the leader and set about enjoying the sights and sounds of the Giant’s Causweway, Murlough Bay, Fairhead and beyond.

Causeway Cycle Adventures

Causeway Cycle Adventures offers a similarly great way to explore and enjoy the Causeway Coast.

They offer electric bike tours, lead by experienced locals, that give you a proper insight into the sights, sounds, experiences and attractions of our local coastline.

Don’t worry if you’re not the most experienced of cyclists. The electric bikes will give you that little bit of extra power when it’s most needed!

If any of that sounds good (and how could it not?!) then let us know!

We’d be happy to help, or point you in the right direction, so contact us by clicking here for more information.