Skernaghan Point

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This is a path that goes over a variety of uneven terrain including a grassy field and a rocky coastline which is steep in places. Dogs should be kept on a lead.

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  • This is a gem of a walk we weren’t really expecting when we decided to visit Browns Bay on a very windy Easter Monday. The views are absolutely spectacular. The terrain is beautiful, easily walkable grassland after a short incline, dotted with gorse. I imagine on a decent day how much families would have can bring over the rocks and down to the small beaches. A really special spot.

    Sophie Lusby at 10:35 am
  • Fantastic coastal walk around the head of the Islandmagee penisula. There is not much of a trail but really just two biggish natural areas that your can explore in any direction, but be aware of cows and lots of mud when walking around this area. There are areas to take coastal photos of Larne Town and the County Antrim coastline and there is the historic rocking stone and the sandy shores of Brown’s Bay.

    Nicholas Davis at 3:53 pm
  • God’s own country not to be missed

    Daniel godfrey at 11:19 am
  • County Antrim

    Distance 0.9 miles

    OS Map Sheet 9

    Terrain Grassy slopes and rocky paths

    Nearest Town Larne and Ballycarry

    Route Shape Linear

    Grid Reference D437028

    Route Type Coastal

    Route Description

    From Brown’s Bay Beach follow the promenade along to the right and up the stoney path towards Skernaghan Point. This path then gives way to a well-worn grassy track which can be muddy in places. Follow the coastline either at sea level or from the vantage of the field at the top. The land is owned by The National Trust. The only indication that you have finished the walk is a fenceline and there is no signage or any other instruction. From here retrace your steps back to the start.

    Point of Interest

    Coastal views

    Getting to the start

    B90 through Islandmagee. Passenger Ferry from Larne Tel: (028) 2827 3785. NB: Ferry is very small


    Browns Bay car park has toilets. Steele’s shop has some provisions.

    Accessibility Grade

    Grade 5

    • There may not be a formalised path, and variable, single file trails are to be expected.
    • Gradients and cross slope could be expected to be steep and not limited.
    • Obstacles and surface breaks of greater than 75mm measured across the line of the path to be expected.
    • Overhanging branches are possible. Passing places and rest areas may not be formalised or provided.