The world-famous Gobbins Coastal Path in County Antrim is reopening – and it's worth a visit
Perfect for a family staycation weekend trip.
If you are not already staycationed out, here is a tip for your next family road trip.
The world-famous Gobbins Coastal Path in County Antrim will reopen to the public next Tuesday, 01 September, and if you haven't been, trust us, is it well worth the visit.
Renowned as one of the most beautiful and dramatic tourist attractions in Europe, you'll find yourself overwhelmed time and time again on the walk at Islandmagee, which is just a 40-minute drive from Belfast.
If you are lucky, you'll spot dolphins in the sea below, as local guides, proud of this spectacular place, join you on the 2.5hour walking tour, telling fascinating stories along the way.
The guides bring the tour along narrow paths, up stairways carved into the cliff face, and through tunnels hidden under the sea. There are puffins digging burrows to lay eggs, and cormorants diving for fish, perfect for a nature escape.
Gobbins Coastal Path has been awarded the coveted ‘We’re Good to Go’ charter mark and now features several enhanced safety measures to maintain hygiene standards and social distancing in line with strict Covid-19 guidelines.
To assist with this, all visitors to the site are now asked to pre-book their tour, use ‘contactless’ payment methods where possible and adhere to a one-way system.
The guided tours are from 9.00am to 3.00pm. For further information visit www.thegobbinscliffpath.com or telephone 028 9337 2318.
The world-famous walkway and visitor centre is just one of the many sights and experiences the Causeway Coastal Route has to offer for the perfect day trip or staycation right on your doorstep. To plan your short-break itinerary, visit www.discovernorthernireland.com