Ballintoy Harbour can be discovered in the picturesque village of Ballintoy. Known as a ‘raised beach’, it is located alongside the B15 coast road, 17 miles north-east of Coleraine and five miles west of Ballycastle.Read Post
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Carrick-a-Rede, from the Scottish Gaelic 'Carraig-a-Rade' meaning "The Rock in the Road" - an obstacle for the migrating salmon as they searched for the river in which they were born.Read Post
White Park Bay
Enjoy lazy days and long walks on this beautiful stretch of sand. Look out for wildlife on the beach and in the sea. The stunning, sweeping sandy beach of White Park Bay is located in the small village of Ballintoy, County Antrim. The spectacular sandy beach forms a white arc between two headlands on the North Antrim Coast. Its secluded location means that even on a busy day there is plenty of room for quiet relaxation. The beach is also backed by ancient sand dunes which provide a range of rich habitats for bird and animal life.Read Post
Just two miles from the spectacular Giant's Causeway, the distillery lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is rich in history and folklore.Read Post
Dunluce Castle is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by jaw dropping coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and where its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Visit and take a peek at medieval Irish life!Read Post
The Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East coast of Co Antrim steeped in myth and legend.Read Post
The Bayview Hotel is perfectly situated for those who love a round of golf. Choose from a huge range of fantastic courses along the beautiful Northern Ireland coastline.Read Post
Relax and enjoy the views in one of our luxurious rooms.
Finest local cuisine overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Beautiful scenery, golden sandy beaches and rugged countryside.
Our 25 Luxurious Bedrooms & Seaside Cottage have been designed with your comfort & relaxations in mind.
All bedrooms are perfectly designed and equipped with everything you need to ensure a relaxing stay. Large comfortable beds, soft robes & slippers, rain fall showers, luxury toiletries, in-room safes, hairdryer, high speed wi-fi internet, interactive television, and hospitality tray with Nespresso coffee machines.
Seaside Cottage - a private 3 bedroom residence a short walk from the main hotel. Enjoy your very own private coastal sanctury on the verge of Portballintrae bay, perfect for families or groups who enjoy that little bit of seclusion.
Unwind at the peat fire in the Porthole Bar
The warmth and intimacy of the Porthole Bar & Restaurant provide the focal point of the hotel where you can watch the world go by with the backdrop being the dramatic Atlantic Ocean. Relax by the open peat fire with a pint or in our lounge with one of our speciality coffees.
The Porthole has the reputation of being the heart of Portballintrae and is a popular meeting place for both locals and tourists. With sumptuous local cuisine, a well stocked bar and wines from all over the globe, the Porthole is the perfect place to sample Northern Ireland hospitality at its finest in a venue renowned for its relaxed ambiance.
From exhilarating activities and world class events to some of the most breathtaking scenery you're sure to create memories of giant proportion!
Portballintrae lies at the mouth of a shallow river valley which was once the outflow of melting glaciers, the harbour is well protected within a small horseshoe bay and still home port to several fishermen. There are some beautiful buildings here, especially the original thatched cottages, the Old Coastguard Station and Seaport Lodge, the latter, an excellent example of Ulster's Architectural Heritage was built in the 1770's by the Leslie family as a bathing lodge.
The village is adjacent to the Giants Causeway, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site. Bushfoot Strand which during the late 1800s hosted annual horse races is flanked by an ancient sand dune system which curves round to Runkerry House, built in the 18th century by the Macnaughten family of Dundarave. The area has had its fair share of shipwrecks including the 'Reliance' 1847, 'Thomas Graham' 1879 and in 1887 the 'Royal Standard' which foundered on Bushfoot Strand.
Portballintrae is the perfect place to explore the unique attractions of Northern Ireland's North Coast including The Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery. Close at hand are the seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart and the excellent shopping town of Coleraine as well as many other