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  • Carrick-a-Rede © Joe Cornish

    Salmon fishery

    Salmon was fished for almost 400 years at Carrick-a-Rede. Look out for the lifting gear for raising boats and salmon fishing nets on the island.

  • Guillemot's © Joe Cornish


    Seabirds like guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars share living space on the island and the adjoining mainland.

  • The ferocious looking Basking Shark is actually perfectly harmless © Paul Naylor

    In the water

    Basking sharks, dolphins and porpoises are seen on a regular basis.

  • Altacorry Bay viewed from Ballyconagan, with the East Lighthouse visible © Joe Cornish

    Rathlin Island

    The West Lighthouse on Rahtlin Island is only 4½ miles (7km) from Carrick-a-Rede. Thousands of puffins are breeding there every year.