White Park Bay
The Bushmills Distillery
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Royal Portrush Golf Club
Ballintoy Harbour
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Dunluce Castle
The Bushmills Distillery
The Bushmills Distillery

Portballintrae lies at the mouth of a shallow river valley which was once the outflow of melting glaciers, the harbour is well protected within a small horseshoe bay and still home port to several fishermen. There are some beautiful buildings here, especially the original thatched cottages, the Old Coastguard Station and Seaport Lodge, the latter, an excellent example of Ulster's Architectural Heritage was built in the 1770's by the Leslie family as a bathing lodge.

The village is adjacent to the Giants Causeway, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Site. Bushfoot Strand which during the late 1800s hosted annual horse races is flanked by an ancient sand dune system which curves round to Runkerry House, built in the 18th century by the Macnaughten family of Dundarave. The area has had its fair share of shipwrecks including the 'Reliance' 1847, 'Thomas Graham' 1879 and in 1887 the 'Royal Standard' which foundered on Bushfoot Strand.

Portballintrae is the perfect place to explore the unique attractions of Northern Ireland's North Coast including The Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle and Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery. Close at hand are the seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart and the excellent shopping town of Coleraine as well as many other

Dunluce Castle

Dunluce Castle is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by jaw dropping coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and where its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Visit and take a peek at medieval Irish life!


The Giant's Causeway

he Giant's Causeway is a magnificent, mysterious geological formation on the North East coast of Co Antrim steeped in myth and legend.

The setting is a spectacular dynamic coastal landscape of Atlantic waves, rugged cliffs, fascinating geographical antiquity, secluded bays and magnificent views. "The Causeway forms a jagged headland of neatly packed columns which point towards Scotland." Visitors can walk along the basalt columns which are at the edge of the sea, almost two miles from the entrance to the site.


Bushmills Irish Whiskey

In 2008, Bushmills celebrated 400 years of local distilling history; a unique, unbroken whiskey-making tradition still very much alive today at the Old Bushmills Distillery. Just two miles from the spectacular Giant's Causeway, the distillery lies in an area of outstanding natural beauty which is rich in history and folklore. Visitor's can observe the craft and skills of making Irish whiskey. The guided tour includes the ingredients and processes, spring water from Saint Columb's Rill and the finest malted barley, to the art of triple distillation in copper stills and ageing in oak casks. Of course, no visit would be complete without enjoying a complimentary glass of Bushmills whiskey.



Darren arrives back home to Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae,Northern Ireland, the OPEN CHAMPION 2011.

Jul 28

A first for Northern Ireland.....

Apr 04

The Vauxhall International North West 200

"Ideal stop when touring the coast"

TripAdvisor Review

Happy Customer (TripAdvisor)

"Magnificent seafront location with panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean."

 Happy Customer 

Happy Customer (TripAdvisor)

"Close to the Giants Causeway this hotel had gorgeous views of the bay and would be a great base for anyone touring the area. Would I recommend it? YES!"

TripAdvisor Customer

Happy Customer (TripAdvisor)

"The room was clean and fresh and the bed was the most comfortable we have slept in."

TripAdvisor Customer- October 2015 

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