8 Low Road, Islandmagee, Larne, Co Antrim, BT40 3RDView on map
Why stay here ...
The CL is on a working farm overlooking Larne Lough at the gateway to the scenic Glens of Antrim and the famous Antrim Coast Road. The site has easy accessibility to explore all of Northern Ireland.
The site is convenient to the ferry ports of Larne (7 miles) and Belfast (15 miles). Ballycarry railway station (0.75 mile) from which you can travel to Larne, Carrickfergus (Gasworks and Norman Castle) and Belfast (Titanic Experience, City Tours etc).
A visitor pack is available with general tourist and local amenity information. It's a great area for beaches, bird watching, golf, freshwater fishing, Horse Riding and walking.
The Gobbins Cliff Path is within walking distance. In it's heyday, it had more visitors than the Giants Causeway.
There are two local shops nearby:-
- Spar (400 metres) with ATM and Post Office.
- The Rinkha (500 metres) famous for home made ice cream, also coffee shop.
The nearest restaurant is 2 miles away.
Some sloping pitches
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- BT40 3RD
- Lat 54.790483 / Lon -5.715037
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- Daily public transport within 1 mile
- Nearest train station: Ballycarry
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I have been visiting Ford Farm for several years, spending about 60 nights each year on the site. Yes, I rather like the place! For a start, it's convenient for both Stena and P&O ferries, and on arrival it's usual to receive a friendly Ulster welcome from the Halls. It's on a working farm so as you'd expect, there are the associated sounds of sheep and cattle, and the resident wildfowl are regular visitors to the site. It's peaceful, and in a scenic location overlooking Larne Lough, but with useful local shops nearby. I use my own toilet and washing facilities, but on the odd occasion when I've looked into the site's toilet/wash room, it has been perfectly clean and obviously well looked after. Information on what's to be seen and done locally is readily available, and John Hall is a walking encyclopedia on Islandmagee and the surrounding area of Co.Antrim. There are few alternative sites in the area, but I happily recommend this CL, I'm just surprised that it's not busier.