White Park Bay Beach

White Park Bay is a brilliant family sandy beach ideal for sandcastles, picnics, lazing in the sun and walks.

White Park Bay beach is backed by ancient dunes, declared area of scientific interest that provide a range of rich habitats for bird and animal life. When on the beach you will be surprised by the beauty of this North Antrim coast, and as the beach is large you’ll never find it too busy.

White Park Bay was one of the earliest settlements in Ireland and evidence of these Neolithic settlers are continually being exposed on the raised beach and sand dune system. It is known that the manufacturing and exporting of axes and arrow heads took place from here, the limestone cliffs being a rich source of flint nodules. Three passage tombs stand on the high points of surrounding hills overlooking the bay, the most striking being the dolmen known as the Druid’s Altar which was placed on the highest point above the bay.

At one end of this beautiful sweeping bay, sheltered below the cliffs is the small fishing hamlet of Portbraddon and at the other end Ballintoy harbour.

White Park Bay was donated to The National Trust by the Youth Hostel Association of Northern Ireland in 1938 and is among the most painted and photographed scenes in Northern Ireland.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for White Park Bay Beach.

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

Planning your visit to White Park Bay Beach


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Place Category: Beaches

White Park Bay Beach 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 9℃ with wind speed 8.4 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Sep 21partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 8.5 m/sec (SW)
Friday, Sep 22heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 10.8℃ with wind speed 7.2 m/sec (WNW)
Saturday, Sep 23cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.5℃ to 10.3℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (NNW)
Sunday, Sep 24cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 14.1℃ to 14.7℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (S)
Monday, Sep 25fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 14.9℃ with wind speed 6.3 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Sep 26fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.8℃ to 13.2℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSW)

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

White Park Bay Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to White Park Bay Beach is at Ballycastle Bay 11.23 km (6.98 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height, helping you to plan the best time to visit White Park Bay Beach. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Wed 20 Sep
   Low Tide at 04:56 (Height 0.61m)
   High Tide at 09:58 (Height 1.19m)
   Low Tide at 16:13 (Height 0.72m)
   High Tide at 22:59 (Height 1.18m)
Thu 21 Sep
   Low Tide at 05:54 (Height 0.64m)
   High Tide at 11:01 (Height 1.12m)
   Low Tide at 17:43 (Height 0.73m)
Fri 22 Sep
   High Tide at 00:25 (Height 1.10m)
   Low Tide at 07:01 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 12:25 (Height 1.07m)
   Low Tide at 19:46 (Height 0.70m)
Sat 23 Sep
   High Tide at 02:21 (Height 1.04m)
   Low Tide at 08:18 (Height 0.66m)
   High Tide at 14:23 (Height 1.07m)
   Low Tide at 21:26 (Height 0.63m)
Sun 24 Sep
   High Tide at 03:45 (Height 1.04m)
   Low Tide at 09:30 (Height 0.62m)
   High Tide at 15:32 (Height 1.15m)
   Low Tide at 22:49 (Height 0.52m)
Mon 25 Sep
   High Tide at 04:41 (Height 1.07m)
   Low Tide at 10:26 (Height 0.54m)
   High Tide at 16:17 (Height 1.26m)
   Low Tide at 23:40 (Height 0.41m)
Tue 26 Sep
   High Tide at 05:16 (Height 1.12m)
   Low Tide at 11:05 (Height 0.46m)
   High Tide at 16:51 (Height 1.39m)

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