Surfing at Whiterocks Beach, Portrush

The Causeway isn’t just about 60 million year old stones and walking in the footsteps of giants, there is so much more to this beautiful area.  And when you drive the Causeway Coastal Route, set against a dramatic coastal backdrop and rated as one of the Top Five Road Trips in the world you will discover more of what’s on offer.

1. It’s a haven for adrenaline junkies.  Surfing, scuba diving and cycling are all waiting to be experienced.

Catch the surf and ride the waves on the north coast of County Antrim and County Londonderry with stunning beaches and phenomenal coastline.  Portrush, Portstewart and Portballintrae in particular are a must for experienced surfers looking for their next epic ride.

2. Take in the sights of the Causeway on board an Aquaholics boat tour. 

If you brave it, take a dip and swim under the impressive Carrick-A-Rede Rope bridge.  Or scuba dive and look for wrecks found under the sea.


3. Cycling enthusiasts can get a chance to see what it’s like to ride in the Giro d’Italia. 

Well, part of the route when we hosted it in 2014 anyway.  Assemble your very own peloton and ride the route


4. The Gobbins – not for the faint of heart but well worth the trip for the impressive history and even more impressive views. 

This exhilarating coastal path walk was originally opened in 1902 but restored in recent years with a decidedly different look and feel to early 1900’s.  Suspension bridges, tunnels and pathways all make up this 2.5 hour fully guided walking tour.  Hard hats and boots at the ready as you take in the views – you can even see Scotland on a good day.  (Seasonal opening hours, please check in advance).


5. Old Bushmills Distillery

Pay a visit to Ireland’s oldest working distillery on a guided tour and take in the associated sights and smells and of course samples.

6. Tee off at Royal Portrush Golf Club

Named in the top 10 of the World’s Greatest Golf Courses by Golf Digest and home to the 148th Open in 2019.  Ravines, treacherous holes and greens nestled in huge sand dunes makes this a challenging but enjoyable course.

7. With three designated areas of outstanding natural beauty, nine glens, lush forest parks, secluded coastal tracks and quaint fishing villages, the Causeway Coast and Glens area is also good for exploring on foot. 

Find more inspiration on walking the Causeway Coast and Glens.

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8. For a one-of-a-kind culinary journey set sail on the Causeway Lass.

Catch your lunch on this unique Catch and Sea experience.  (Seasonal openings apply, so please check in advance).

Find more inspiration on what to do on our Causeway Activities page.

For more information on what to do, see and enjoy along the Causeway Costal Route use our downloadable map.