Coastal centre at Waterfoot Beach by Jude Byrne
Coastal centre at Waterfoot

Author: Moyle District Council

Location: County Antrim, Northern Ireland

Waterfoot Beach is a tourist destination located on the Causeway Coastal Route on the eastern coast of Northern Ireland. The small village of Waterfoot is at the northern end of the beach, a rural area situated at the foot of Glenariff, one of the Glens of Antrim. The village is also known as Glenariff.

Moyle District Council is using a £186,560 grant from the government’s Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) to convert a disused toilet block into a new coastal centre in Waterfoot. The coastal centre, offering a beach café and visitor experience will celebrate the Sea of Moyle on the Causeway Coastal Route. The refurbished centre will become an additional attraction and stop-off point for visitors travelling along the scenic Causeway Coastal Route, and also for a growing number of canoeists and kayakers exploring the coast for leisure purposes.

The project is expected to bring employment opportunities in retail, catering and tourism as well as a community facility not available locally. The centre will also provide a space to local artists and craft makers to sell their work.