Northern Ireland Short Breaks

Thinking of a Family Holiday in Northern Ireland? There is nowhere quite like the Causeway Coast and it’s not hard to understand why it was voted the Number 1 Region to visit by Lonely Planet.


Situated on the north coast of Northern Ireland, flanked by the wild Atlantic Ocean and lush green fields, the glens of Antrim, it’s rugged, unspoilt landscape presents a multitude of opportunities for a Northern Ireland family holiday.


Experience some of the iconic attractions the Causeway Coast has to offer -from castles and monuments to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant’s Causeway and the exhilarating Carrick-a-rede rope bridge.


The Causeway Coast and Glens in Northern Ireland has so many fabulous places and things to see and do, you’ll need to come and visit more than once!


Northern Ireland Short Breaks

Where to visit on Holiday In Northern Ireland Causeway Coast


Ballycastle, a charming town nestled in the heart of the Causeway Coast, is a hidden gem that should be on every traveler's itinery. This picturesque town boasts a mile long beach with crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming, surfing and watersports. Surrounded by mystical glens, forests and ancient rocks, Ballycastle offers a truly unique experience for those seeking an adventure in Northern Ireland. The town is also home to a bustling harbour, where you can watch local fishermen haul in their daily catch. But Ballycastle is not just a hub for outdoor activities. It is also steeped in history and culture, with many interesting landmarks and attractions to explore. Take a stroll through the town's quaint streets and you'll find charming shops, cafes and pubs, all offering a warm welcome to visitors. For those seeking a bit of adventure, the nearby Rathlin Island offers breathtaking scenery and opportunities for bird watching and hiking. Or head inland and explore the stunning Glens of Antrim, which boast some of the most spectacular scenery in Northern Ireland. Ballycastle truly has something for everyone, whether you're looking for an action-packed family holiday or a peaceful retreat in nature. So, add Ballycastle to your Northern Ireland itinery and discover why its a must visit destination on the Causeway Coast.

Ballycastle Golf Club

Ballycastle Golf Club sits yards from the shoreline on a spectacular stretch of golfing coastline of unsurpassed beauty making it one of the most scenic in Northern Ireland.

This seaside town is regularly named the Best Place to Live by the Sunday Times. You’ll need to take a trip to fully appreciate the experience - just think beaches, boats, seafood, traditional music, centuries of history and of course, the warm and friendly people.

Distance from Causeway Coast Holiday Park: 0.5 miles - takes approximately 2 minutes by car.

NI Ballycastle location
Northern Ireland Short Breaks


If you visit Causeway Coast in Northern Ireland make sure the conservation town of Bushmills is on your itinerary. Just a short drive from Causeway Coast Holiday Park, its history and people are intertwined with Bushmills Distillery - the world's oldest licensed working distillery.

The town centre is quaint and feels like you have stepped back in time with the old fashioned shop frontages. The Giants Causeway and Bushmills Railway leaves from just outside Bushmills Village on its 20 minute journey of 2 miles to and from the Giants Causeway, along the track bed of what used to be the Giant's Causeway Tram.

Experience Bushmills today as it builds a new reputation for a uniquely vibrant local food and arts & crafts scene.

Distance from Causeway Coast Holiday Park: 12.4 miles -takes approximately 18 minutes by car.


Come for the jaw dropping scenery, stay for the captivating storytelling. Cushendall is a conservation town, flanked by the Atlantic Ocean and the Lurigethan Mountain in the Glens of Antrim, and perfect for a day out during your Northern Ireland short break.

The prominent Curfew Tower in its centre once housed troublesome citizens and is now owned by Bill Drummond, the art/music provocateur. There is a minor road from the shore near Cushendall Golf Club that winds uphill to the remains of the ancient church and graveyard of Layde, a quiet place from which to enjoy views of Red Bay and the lush countryside.

Distance from Causeway Coast Holiday Park: 16.1 miles - takes approximately 26 minutes by car.

Northern Ireland Short Breaks
Northern Ireland Short Breaks


Some people know Cushendun from Game of Thrones®. Others know it for Mary McBrides pub. A few say it’s the resident goat. But most know it as a pretty village with unusual Cornish style cottages, perched on the Northern Ireland coast. Cushendun is a perfect day out when onyour Northern Ireland Short Break.

Other highlights include the ruins of Castle Carra, which you can find in the field above Rockport House at the north end of Cushendun Bay, and the delightful walks along the Glendun River to Glendun viaduct, a most impressive structure built in 1839 by the world renowned English Architect Sir Charles Lanyon of the 19th Century.

This enchanting place by the sea, designed to please, is an experience worth having.

Distance from Causeway Coast Holiday Park: 11.9 miles - takes approximately 20 minutes by car.


Portrush and family holidays in Northern Ireland just go together. The pretty harbourtown with two beautiful beaches undoubtedly has the X factor. From bars and restaurants to kids’ entertainment and golf to water sports, you won’t be short of family friendly experiences.

Portrush is a fun loving seaside town that grew from a small fishing village into a very popular family holiday destination for Northern Ireland.

Royal Portrush Golf Club played host to the 2019 Open Championship attracting visitors from all corners of the globe and it is sure to ‘tick all the boxes’ for any golfing enthusiast.

In vogue since Victorian times, Portrush is a peaceful yet action packed, set in spectacular surrounding scenery, with something to please the entire family during their stay on the causeway coast.

Distance from Causeway Coast Holiday Park: 18.6miles - takes approximately 29 minutes by car.

Northern Ireland Short Breaks
Northern Ireland Short Breaks

Rathlin Island

For raw beauty, look no further than Rathlin Island. Northern Ireland’s only inhabited island offers you a different pace of life. The ferry from Ballycastle to Rathlin Island travels just six miles across the Sea of Moyle to the island which is six miles long, one mile wide, "L" shaped and home to a slowly increasing population of around 140 people.

Enjoy many of the walks the island has to offer including along the shore to Mill Bay where you may see some of the resident seals basking or at play. Visit the Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre with must see views of Northern Ireland's largest seabird colony where puffins and thousands of seabirds jostle for space. Whilst there take the opportunity to explore Rathlin's unique 'upside down' lighthouse which has been guiding boats to safety for over 100 years.

Distance from Causeway Coast Holiday Park: 0.6 miles - takes approximately 3 minutes by car to the ferry terminal. The ferry takes approximately 35 minutes to cross.