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Cycle NI - Your definitive guide to cycling in Northern Ireland
Route Location


Spectacular coastal scenery, rolling green hills. This cycle route can be challenging at points but the extra effort is well rewarded by the dramatic views out to Scotland and interesting historival sights on Islandmagee Peninsula.

CountyAntrimDistance17 miles
Nearest TownLarneOS Map9, 15
Route TypeCoastalRoute ShapeCircular
AONBOther AreaGrid Ref (Start)D416024
Public RoadsOn Public RoadGrid Ref (End)D416024


Some steep sections. Well surfaced tarmac roads.

Point of Interest

Brown's Bay
Port Muck Harbour
Whitehead Coast

Route Description

This cycling route takes you to popular Brown's Bay Beach.

Bay which has a very pleasant coastal walk and is also good

for swimming. Further on, you take the road to the picturesque

secluded fishing harbour of Port Muck which is at the foot of

a very steep road. Islandmagee which is a peninsula and not

actually an island has a host of interesting historical sites, is

popular for horse-riding and has good coastal walking paths

north of Whitehead.

Getting to the Start

To most exciting way to get to Islandmagee is to take the
short ferry ride from Larne. The boats, called the Mary-Ann or
the Adrienne, depart from Larne harbour close to the main
ferry terminal and the journey takes only one minute. Take
care when embarking and disembarking with your bicycle.

For sailing times of the ferries telephone
028 2827 4085.


Very little traffic on these quiet country roads


Toilets and refreshments can be found at Port Muck, Mullaghboy and Whitehead.

Information for People with a Disability

This route has accessible toilet facilities.

Tarmac Roads. Some challenging hill sections.

Available Publication

Causeway Coast and Glens Cycle Leaflet

Sustrans Shop


Maps and Downloads

The following downloads are available for Islandmagee:

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PDF Document
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