Causeway Coast

We say
It isn't just the gritty drama of Game of Thrones that continues to grip audiences worldwide; those dramatic Northern Ireland backdrops to GoT's most iconic scenes are grabbing the limelight too. Base yourselves at the low-key Marine Hotel at Ballycastle - bang on a glorious sandy beach for an added seaside vibe.

Recommended place to stay: Marine Hotel Ballycastle

Marine Hotel Ballycastle says

Our informal, welcoming and friendly seaside hotel is bang in the middle of two Areas of National Beauty – the Glens of Antrim and the Causeway Coast. Combine that with the spectacular sandy swimming beach right in front of us and you have pretty much the perfect location for experiencing the best of Northern Ireland.

  • great value
  • ideal location
  • lots to see & do

Ballycastle itself is a traditional market town with a lovely atmosphere and, for those who want to get out and about, all of the following are located within 5 miles of the hotel – paddle boarding, golf, cycling, rock climbing, scuba-diving, play parks, heritage and foodie tours, Kinbane Castle, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and traditional pubs and restaurants. The ferry to Rathlin Island, famous for its RSPB Bird Sanctuary and seal colonies, leaves from just outside the hotel.

Venture another 10 mile radius and you’ll find Giant’s Causeway, the Glens of Antrim, Bushmills Distillery and no less than 3 famous Game of Thrones® film sites –  Ballintoy Harbour, Dark Hedges and Murlough Bay.

Back at base, almost all our 41 bedrooms have a full or partial sea view and some have a balcony. Options include both single and family rooms; some are dog-friendly.

In addition, the Beach House has 6 spacious rooms and can sleep up to 20 people – it’s ideal for a walking or golfing group, multi-gen family gatherings and friends reunions. Guests can also take advantage of our lock-up storage facilities for sporting equipment such as golf clubs, bicycles, kayaks, SUP boards and so forth.

Of course, good food is high on anyone’s list of holiday-must-haves – our Marconi’s Bistro has won awards for its seafood chowder and we pride ourselves on serving the best of locally produced and home-grown food. Locally-fished smoked salmon, local mussels, langoustines and dulse seaweed are all local delicacies, expertly prepared by our team. You’ll want to leave some space for the traditional Irish cheeseboard too.

We are delighted to have reopened in July 2020 – check here for details of the care and precautions we are taking to keep our guests both safe and relaxed.

We can’t wait to give you a warm Irish welcome to our special place by the sea. We are located just 45 minutes’ drive from Belfast Airport and the ferry terminal (boats available from Liverpool or Stranraer).

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