Northern Ireland’s Atlantic northern coastline is one of striking beauty. A land where wild waves crash against craggy headlands, monolithic sea stacks rise above the foamy tides, and meadows and rolling glens give way to tree-lined paths ambling towards rural cottages and farmhouses. Yet while the arresting scenery is par for the course around here, the aesthetics are just the beginning. The coastline is also studded with parochial seaside towns, eateries dishing out superb local cuisine, iconic pubs, and a world-renowned whiskey distillery, all coalescing to inject real life into the area. If you’ve only got a day to spend on Northern Ireland’s north coast, here’s how you can maximize those 24 hours.
Note that for convenience’s sake, a car is the best way to get around. If you like a drink, consider booking a hotel or Airbnb for the night in Portrush town where you’ll begin and end your tour.