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Mussenden Unwind

Mussenden Sea Salt, Mussenden Road, Castlerock, County Londonderry, BT51 4RP
  • Group sitting on a tree listening to their guide as part of the Mussenden Unwind experience

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Upon your arrival at the stunning Downhill beach, you'll meander across the wooden walkway, where the mountain meets the shore. There's a sense that the ancient stories live on amongst the fabric of this landscape - there's magic in the mountains, spirit in the sea, and if you stop and listen, you may hear the whisper of the wells.

Claire, your expert local guide, takes you on to the ancient woodland of Downhill Forest, introducing you to parts of the forest that offer a release from the stresses of everyday living, and encourage you to soak up the atmosphere, taking time to enjoy the company of the trees and the sounds of the birds. This is nature's therapy at its best.

Then you'll head for a dip in the nearby ocean - those waves are calling to you! Whether you're a keen sea swimmer, or prefer a gentle walk along the shoreline, this is your time to disconnect from the to-do lists and just enjoy being in nature. Thoroughly refreshed, you'll get wrapped up in a cosy dry robe before sitting down to a wild cooked meal. There's opportunities to get involved cooking local produce and foraged ingredients, and you may even be joined by a local chef.

The dining area is right at the foot of the cliffs upon which the famous Mussenden Temple is perched. It’s the perfect place to unwind in the natural elements, so make the most of the picturesque setting. Listen to the rhythmic sound of the crashing waves and feel the sand beneath your feet as you tuck into delicious local produce. On days when the weather is inclement, your meal will be served at a local restaurant.

Throughout the experience, it's clear that Claire likes to encourage visitors to connect with the spirit of the sea. She’ll help you do just that with her stories of the myths and legends of the beautiful Causeway Coast. She’ll also awaken in you a new appreciation of how the land and sea can promote wellness – as they have done in this part of the world for many generations. As the experience comes to a close, you’ll be leaving with great memories and newly acquired skills, plus a gift of the sea’s bounty in the form of the local sea salt. What a treat!


Please note the minimum booking for this experience is two persons.

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Ticket£75.00 per ticket

Please note the minimum booking for this experience is two persons.


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