Things to see and do at Carrick-a-Rede
We've got lots for you to experience. Take on the challenge of our rope bridge and dig out binoculars to spy on seabirds and basking sharks.
Top things to look out for
- Salmon fishery - salmon was fished here for almost 400 years. Look out for the lifting gear for raising boats and salmon fishing nets on the island and catch glimpses of the past. Tours of the Fisherman's Cottage are available upon request.
- Seabirds - guillemots, razorbills, kittiwakes and fulmars all share living space on the island and the adjoining mainland. The oystercatcher is a very common sighting along the whole North Coast.
- In the water - basking sharks, dolphins and porpoises are seen on a regular basis. Maybe you'll be lucky enough to spot all three.
- Rathlin Island - The West Lighthouse on Rathlin Island is only 4½ miles (7km) from Carrick-a-Rede. Thousands of puffins are breeding there every year.