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.

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

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have one beach at Rathlin Island, 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 3.8℃ to 5.5℃ with wind speed 4.2 m/sec (NNW)
Saturday, Dec 10rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 5℃ with wind speed 2.9 m/sec (NW)
Sunday, Dec 11fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.9℃ to 5.9℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (NE)
Monday, Dec 12partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.1℃ to 2.6℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (S)
Tuesday, Dec 13rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 2.2℃ to 2.9℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SSW)
Wednesday, Dec 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 6.6 m/sec (NNE)
Thursday, Dec 15lightrainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 4.2℃ with wind speed 5 m/sec (N)

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 09 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:05 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 07:48 (Height 1.15m)
   Low Tide at 15:17 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 19:59 (Height 0.98m)
Sat 10 Dec
   Low Tide at 01:34 (Height 0.54m)
   High Tide at 08:31 (Height 1.16m)
   Low Tide at 16:09 (Height 0.57m)
   High Tide at 20:42 (Height 0.93m)
Sun 11 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:11 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 09:21 (Height 1.17m)
   Low Tide at 16:55 (Height 0.52m)
   High Tide at 21:23 (Height 0.89m)
Mon 12 Dec
   Low Tide at 02:50 (Height 0.51m)
   High Tide at 10:20 (Height 1.17m)
   Low Tide at 17:40 (Height 0.50m)
   High Tide at 22:06 (Height 0.85m)
Tue 13 Dec
   Low Tide at 03:32 (Height 0.53m)
   High Tide at 11:28 (Height 1.15m)
   Low Tide at 18:28 (Height 0.49m)
   High Tide at 23:09 (Height 0.81m)
Wed 14 Dec
   Low Tide at 04:19 (Height 0.59m)
   High Tide at 12:37 (Height 1.15m)
   Low Tide at 19:22 (Height 0.49m)
Thu 15 Dec
   High Tide at 00:39 (Height 0.80m)
   Low Tide at 05:25 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 13:40 (Height 1.16m)
   Low Tide at 20:22 (Height 0.48m)

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