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Portballintrae is a delightful, picturesque seaside village some seven miles east of Portrush and only two miles west of the world famous Giant's Causeway. Originally a fishing village, it was a cluster of whitewashed cottages nestling around the bay. Many of its earlier buildings have been restored and maintained, giving it a charming and tranquil atmosphere.

The village has developed into a popular holiday base, partly because of its proximity to the Causeway and the ruins of Dunluce Castle, but also because of the range of amenities it has to offer. There is good accommodation with dining facilities, a fully equipped caravan park and numerous cottages and flats to let.

The bay offers families both a sandy beach and a craggy area for exploring rock pools. Golfers can enjoy the challenge of the nearby course at Bushfoot, and there is excellent trout and salmon fishing at the river Bush.

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