Rathlin Island Beach

Rathlin Island has endless beaches, it’s six miles long and one mile wide and you’ll enjoy finding out more about the shipwrecks.

The shore line is dotted with benches and other spots to enjoy your fresh fish and chip supper whilst you watch the seals, kittiwakes and gulls. There are a few good beaches on the island and plenty of excellent walks too.

To get to the island, you’ll need to take the ferry from Ballycastle, once on the Island you have cafes and restaurants.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Rathlin Island Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 13 beaches in Antrim, or check our list of Antrim Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7.6℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 9.7 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Jan 28rain
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 9.2 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Jan 29cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.6℃ with wind speed 8.6 m/sec (SW)
Monday, Jan 30partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 8.7℃ with wind speed 18.9 m/sec (WNW)
Tuesday, Jan 31partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 7.9℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Feb 01rain
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 8.5℃ with wind speed 10.6 m/sec (WSW)
Thursday, Feb 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 11.5 m/sec (WNW)

Rathlin Island weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

Rathlin Island Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to Rathlin Island Beach is at Ballycastle Bay 10.57 km (6.57 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Fri 27 Jan
   Low Tide at 04:09 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 11:37 (Height 1.30m)
   Low Tide at 19:52 (Height 0.61m)
Sat 28 Jan
   High Tide at 01:37 (Height 0.83m)
   Low Tide at 06:34 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 13:05 (Height 1.26m)
   Low Tide at 21:18 (Height 0.62m)
Sun 29 Jan
   High Tide at 03:11 (Height 0.92m)
   Low Tide at 08:18 (Height 0.70m)
   High Tide at 14:28 (Height 1.22m)
   Low Tide at 22:34 (Height 0.62m)
Mon 30 Jan
   High Tide at 04:15 (Height 1.02m)
   Low Tide at 09:33 (Height 0.69m)
   High Tide at 15:44 (Height 1.17m)
   Low Tide at 23:34 (Height 0.63m)
Tue 31 Jan
   High Tide at 05:10 (Height 1.09m)
   Low Tide at 10:50 (Height 0.68m)
   High Tide at 16:50 (Height 1.12m)
Wed 01 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:18 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 05:58 (Height 1.14m)
   Low Tide at 12:18 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 17:46 (Height 1.07m)
Thu 02 Feb
   Low Tide at 00:43 (Height 0.65m)
   High Tide at 06:37 (Height 1.18m)
   Low Tide at 13:16 (Height 0.58m)
   High Tide at 18:25 (Height 1.03m)

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