Local Activities & Amenities

  • Beach & River - 5 minutes by foot
  • Ulster Way Walk - 7 minutes by foot
  • Waterfalls - 5 minutes by car
  • Forest park - 7 minutes by car
  • Sailing & Boating - 5 minutes by car
  • Waterfoot Village & public houses - 1 kilometre
  • One award winning restaurant - 5 minutes by car
  • One takeaway and cafe - 5 minutes by car
  • Cushendall village, golf and fishing – 7 minutes by car
  • River & Beach fishing in Glenariffe
  • Beach Café within 10 minute walk.

Additional attractions

  • Rathlin Island – 30 minutes to Ballycastle by car, Ferry from Ballycastle to Rathlin
  • Giants Causeway - 45 minutes by car
  • Carrick a Reed Rope Bridge - 45 minutes by car
  • Bushmills Whisky Distillery - 45 minutes by car
  • Dunluce Castle - 45 minutes by car
  • Northwest 200 Motorbike Race - 45 minutes by car
  • Sheans Horse Farm, History and Heritage Centre - 35 minutes by car
  • Gobbins Cliff Path Walk, Islandmagee - 45 minutes by car

Please check the 'Local Events' page for more attractions and upcoming events in the local area.

The Beach

We are approximately one kilometre from a safe and sandy beach where visitors can spend many an hour relaxing, swimming or walking while looking out over views towards Scotland and the Mull of Kintyre. There is also a safe play park area at the beach side for children.


Our famous waterfalls are one of many attractions available in Glenariffe. Visitors can stroll leisurely up through the waterfalls on one of the many forest walks, listening to the calm of the flowing water and may even be lucky enough to spot a few squirrels along the way! At the top,you will reach the Forest Park where you can continue to walk for many miles and take in the spectacular view of the Glenariffe Glen.

The River

Take some time out to reflect on the true beauty and tranquillity of Glenariffe, enjoying our river walk which runs through the centre of the valley. This walk leads to the famous 'Ulster Way' walk where you can cross some remarkable wild country, heathery hills studded with sheep and a great expanse of moor covered in low hillocks.

Sailing and Fishing

For those who enjoy water activities, why not join the locals for a day of fishing or sailing at our local harbour or out at sea.

Coast Road and Red Bay Castle

Red Bay Castle is visible in the distance, built in 1561 by Sir James McDonnell, and was the scene of many battles in the late 16th century. The Antrim coast road has recently been voted one of the top scenic drives in the world, in a British Guild of Travel Writers survey.


Proprietor: Rose Ward    
T: 028 21771618