The summer is now well and truly here and that can only mean one thing… Days on the Causeway Coast!
We’re lucky that we great to live, work and play in one of Northern Ireland’s most breathtaking locations but if you’re coming to visit you might not be sure what all is on offer.
We thought we’d pull together a perfect summer itinerary so you don’t have to… Enjoy!
Things to do on the Causeway Coast
See Golfing Greats at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
With The Open in 2019 just around the corner and this summer set to play host to the 2017 Irish Open, the north coast is in golfing heaven right now.
Join the fun this July (6th – 9th) at Portstewart Golf Club and watch a full roster of European Tour greats including the likes of Rory McIlroy (last years Champion), Lee Westwood, Martin Kaymer and Henrik Stenson all set to battle it out in the glorious surroundings of the Causeway Coastal Route.
Hear the Local Talent at Atlantic Midsummer Sessions
Coinciding with the Irish Open is the Atlantic Midsummer Sessions, which will see over 20 local artists performing in shops, bars, restaurants and coffee shops throughout the north coast.
Best part about it? Apart from the incredible local talent, great craic and a chance to grab a pint of the black stuff?
Every performance is absolutely free! Click here for more details.
We all know the Causeway Coast looks lovely from land but what about from water?
Whether you’re jumping from cliffs and staring back at our glorious beaches or learning how to surf for the first time this should be the summer to get out there and give it a go!
Have a Classic Barry’s Day Out
Have you even had a north coast summer if you don’t visit Barry’s? We don’t think so!
Barry’s Amusement Park, home to the infamous Big Dipper, has been a north coast staple for almost 100 years and it’s fair to say that with ghost trains, bumper cars and swing chairs (amongst everything else) it remains a Causeway Coast classic!
Walk Glorious North Coast Beaches
We are blessed with some of the best beaches in the UK here on the north coast!
From Whiterocks to the East Strand, Portstewart to Downhill, there are loads to choose from meaning it won’t be hard to plan road trips and family days out this summer.
Just don’t forget the picnic…
Go to the Red Sails Festival 2017
Join everyone at the Red Sails Festival (23rd – 29th July) for a week packed with music, dance, parades, local art exhibitions, boat trips, fireworks and more!
Now in its 17th year, in the current incarnation, the Red Sails Festival has become a firm part of the Causeway Coast calendar and this year promises to be just as good.
Discover the Real Westeros…
Winter is Coming…
Ok, thankfully winter isn’t coming but season seven of Game of Thrones is right around the corner!
Did you know that countless Northern Ireland locations have been used by HBO over the last six seasons? We’ve listed a few of the biggest and best here so you can get out and start touring.
See the Iconic Sites!
When was the last time you visited The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge or Mussenden Temple? We bet it’s been years!
Where else in the world can you hop, skip and jump all over a UNESCO World Heritage site, cross an old fisherman’s rope bridge from years gone by and wander around a library perched on a cliff?!
Make this the summer that you get out and see the iconic north coast sites again!
Try the Best Local Drinks
We know that a pint of the black stuff is a classic but what about trying something different this summer?
We’ve got a range of premium of gins waiting to be tasted alongside some delicious local beers crafted in our very own Portrush by the award-winning Lacada Brewery!
We also recently interviewed Lacada Brewery’s head brewer which you can see here!
Finally, just relax…
There’s nothing wrong with simply taking a few days to relax, take it easy and soak it all in. Have a wander around Portrush town, take those extra long lie-ins that you deserve, in our range of premium rooms, or grab a coffee and a traybake and watch the world go by at Leona’s.
For more information about the Causeway Coastal Route or the north coast in general get in touch here!
We’ll be happy to point you in the right direction for that classic Causeway Coast summer experience.
See you soon!