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Best Lakes In County Antrim

We've rounded up the best lakes in County Antrim in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 0 County Antrim lakes to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including beaches. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the lakes we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

Find your perfect day out

We're still waiting to list lakes in County Antrim but there's still plenty of fun to be had – try one of these instead!

Portstewart Strand

  • Portstewart
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Portstewart Strand The magnificent two mile strand of glistening golden sand is one of Northern Ireland's finest and most popular beaches with all ag...

Cushendall Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At Cushendall beach in Northern Ireland, you’ll find a picturesque sandy and shingle beach that’s perfect for little explorers, plus there’s some spe...

Ryan Leisure Centre

  • Stranraer
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

As well as a 25m swimming pool they also have fantastic family leisure waters centred around the terrific 60m flume slide!, water features and inflat...

Ballycastle Beach

  • Ballycastle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The coast of north Antrim is spectacular, boasting the Giant's Causeway, the gateway to the Glens of Antrim and Ballycastle beach, with views on a cl...

Creggan Country Park

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Creggan Country Park is a non profit enterprise that offers a full range of outdoor pursuits, watersports, angling and walking. There is something fo...

Carnlough Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Carnlough Beach in Northern Ireland, a popular sandy and pebbled beach with a nice harbour.  Don’t forget to bring along your beach esse...

Glenarm Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a small harbour beach in Northern Ireland to take the kids to? We’ve got you covered - head down to Glenarm beach, you may get lucky and...

White Park Bay Beach

  • Ballycastle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to White Park Bay beach in Northern Island, where you’ll find a golden sandy beach, and possibly an unusual herd of animals wandering...got...



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Portrush Whiterocks Beach

  • Portrush
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Recently awarded with the prestigious 2013 Blue Flag Award, Portrush Whiterocks Beach has become a favourite with locals and a must see destination f...

Cushenden Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Escape to Cushenden beach in Northern Ireland, a rural sandy beach set within a sweet little village setting and plenty of exciting walks. This sandy...

Portpatrick Beach

  • Stranraer
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Got little explorers? Head down to Portpatrick Beach in South Scotland, a little sandy beach that’s got all sorts of fun things to explore and discov...

Ballycastle Beach

  • Ballycastle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a sandy beach in Northern Ireland, Ballycastle beach is a great spot, plus the water is brilliant for a spot of swimming.  Don‘...

Carrowmena Activity Centre

  • Limavady
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Love action? Gather the family for a day of adrenaline-pumping  activities and daring challenges at Carrowmena Activity Centre. You’ll find things to...

Downhill Beach

  • Derry-Londonderry
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Blue Flag Awarded Downhill Beach 11km stretch of sand and surf offering a wealth of activities including water sports, scenic walks and tourist type...

Waterfoot Beach

  • Ballymena
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a great family day out at the beach, head to Waterfoot beach in Northern Ireland, with a shore that stretches out for 1km, ther...

Castlerock Beach

  • Coleraine
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a lifeguarded beach in Northern Ireland? Castlerock beach is a great spot for families whether you spend your time in or out of the sea....

Machrihanish Bay

  • Campbeltown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Along the western coast of most of Kintyre runs a long shingle beach broken by the occasional rocky outcrop, but at Machrihanish Bay there's a gentle...

Waterworld

  • Portrush
  • Indoor
  • Water Parks

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Waves Leisure Complex

  • Craigavon
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

In the mood for a splash around? Grab your costumes, get the goggles out and head on down to Waves Leisure Complex for a day spent splashing around w...

Murlough National Nature Reserve

  • Dundrum
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Murlough National Nature Reserve Fringing one of Northern Ireland's most popular beaches equally delightful for visiting, this bay is overlooked by t...

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