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Whitehead & Islandmagee

Experience the most dramatic coastal walk in Europe at The Gobbins. Paddle off into the sunset with Islandmagee SUP at Portmuck Harbour or explore a woolly emporium of loveliness at Lighthouse Yarns, Whitehead. Tread coastal paths across colourful promenades to Blackhead lighthouse, tottering on a cliff-edge. Take the kids back in time onboard a steam train at Whitehead Railway Museum. Or learn a new skill from an exciting creative community.

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Blackhead Coastal Path

A short and delightful circular walk from the picturesque seaside town of Whitehead, around the coastal path to Blackhead with its iconic lighthouse, the most easterly point of County Antrim, then back to Whitehead for refreshments and shopping.

Whitehead Railway Museum

The new Whitehead Railway Museum will take visitors on a journey through time, see our large stock fully restored heritage Irish railway steam and diesel locomotives, vintage carriages coupled with state of the art interactive touch displays.

Magheramorne Estate

Magheramorne Estate is an exclusive private hire wedding venue nestled in a range of woodlands along the Antrim coast. We aim to offer a unique ‘home away from home’ experience for you and your guests with our luxury hospitable service.

Islandmagee SUP

Experience Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) on the beautiful coastline of Islandmagee and Whitehead. 2-hour group sessions, family sessions, 4-week courses and guided SUP tours in idyllic surroundings with a qualified and experienced instructor.

Gobbins Cliff

Gobbins Cliff is a Bread & Breakfast (“Airbnb” style) located on the famous Antrim Coast, offering a perfect stop for those visiting Belfast, Carrickfergus Castle, Gobbins Cliff Path, Whitehead Steam Museum and the Giants Causeway.

Gobbins Studio Économusée - Audrey Kyle Art

Artist Audrey Kyle works from a converted barn called Gobbins Studio Économusée, nestled on top of the Gobbins Cliffs on a working family farm. She displays her original unique watercolour paintings and runs watercolour experience workshops.

Lighthouse Yarns

Located in delightful Whitehead, on the Causeway Coastal route, you'll find an emporium of woolly loveliness at Lighthouse Yarns with designer yarns, notions and inspirational patterns for every occasion, as well as textile supplies and crafts.

Gobbins Crafts - Jewellery Making Classes

Gobbins Crafts Workshop in Islandmagee offers classes in jewellery making. Create a unique piece of silver jewellery to remember your visit to Northern Ireland or to mark an important life event.

Swifts Forge

Swifts Forge in Islandmagee offers a range of blacksmithing classes to create something special, with different courses running from 2 hour evening classes to full day classes. Imagine making your own knife, garden items or even fire accessories!

The Lighthouse Bistro

Local seafood, cheese, steaks, coffee and freshly made desserts are available at this coastal restaurant in Whitehead. Only 10 minute drive from The Gobbins, Carrickfergus Castle. Themed Tasting Menus (such as Game of Thrones®) and Tapas available.