Love Life: Wild Activities & Hidden Gems | Marine Hotel Ballycastle

Love Life: Wild Activities,  Hidden Gems & Flavours Nearby | Marine Hotel Ballycastle

Coastal Cruises with Kintra:

For a more relaxed sea adventure, embark on a coastal cruise with Kintra Boat Tours and soak in the breathtaking scenery of Ballycastle and its surrounding areas. From the comfort of the vessel, you can marvel at towering cliffs, secluded beaches, and the dramatic landscape of Rathlin Island. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of dolphins, seals, and seabirds, as these waters are teeming with diverse marine life. Whether you choose a leisurely sightseeing cruise or an adventurous wildlife tour, a day out on the water is an unforgettable experience in Ballycastle. Discover a way to stay that adds a bit more adrenaline to your experience and read about the Stay & Sea package in collaboration with Kintra Boat Tours

Wild Swimming with Swimrise:

Wild or open water swimming, is more than just a recreational activity in Ballycastle; it’s a routine. Local group Swimrise brave the ice cold dip each morning at 8:30am and anyone is welcome to join them. There’s something invigorating about surrendering to the elements, feeling the cool embrace of the sea, and letting go of all worries and cares. Take the plunge during your next stay by booking online direct here

Ballycastle to Campbeltown or Port Ellen with Kintyre Express

Journey times are very much weather dependent but it takes approximately 90 minutes between Campbeltown and Ballycastle and around 60 minutes between Ballycastle and Port Ellen. Timetables run from March – End of September.
Make the Journey and visit our Scottish neighbours, journeys from £150 per person. Check crossing times and date availability here 

Explore a Secret Beach

A hidden beach just moments away from Ballintoy Harbour.  This beach has been used for several scenes throughout Game of Thrones. The perfect spot to be lost in the moment and enjoy a picnic lunch in the sun. (John Fitz Photography).

Puffin Watch with the little ones

Head to the Seabird Centre on Rathlin Island from late April to early July for close-up views of Puffins and other seabirds gathering in their thousands. A great family day out seeing the birds up close in the wild. Find out about our spacious rooms & suites and plan a family adventure by clicking here

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