Gobbins Cliff Path
The Gobbins Cliff Path is considered one of the most dramatic coastal walks in Europe. The path is located on the rugged coastline at Islandmagee, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
It's a photogenic place with wonderful geological rock formations and lots of sea birds to look out for on the path. Keep your eyes peeled for Guillemots and Kittiwakes as you make your way along the path.
On the path there's a series of bridges and a 22-metre-long (72 ft) tunnel, including a section which runs below sea-level. There's also a viewing platform with excellent views over Belfast Lough.
PostcodeBT40 3SL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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There is a visitor centre near the path where you'll find exhibitions, a car park, information and a cafe for refreshment.
The path is not suitable for dog walking.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south you can visit the Blackhead Lighthouse where there's another fine coastal path to try. The path was the precursor to the Gobbin's Path and sits in a fine spot at the northern end of Belfast Lough where it opens out into the North Channel that separates Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Head towards Belfast and you can continue your walking in Redburn Country Park where there are fine views to Belfast Lough, Belfast Harbour, George Best city Airport and Cave Hill Country Park.
To the north west you can enjoy a climb to the popular Slemish Mountain. There's excellent views over the area from the summit of this viewpoint near Broughshane.
To the south west there's the Woodburn Forest near Carrickfergus. Here you'll find miles of good woodland trails and a number of attractive reservoirs.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Belfast Walks page.