Things to see and do at White Park Bay

A little girl plays on the sand at White Park Bay, Co Antrim

Enjoy lazy days and long walks on this beautiful stretch of sand. Look out for wildlife on the beach and in the sea.

 

Fossils

The landscape in and around the bay took shape between 200 million and 50 million years ago. Through faults, landslips and raised beaches, some wonderful fossils like Belemnites, Ammonites and Gryphaea have been revealed.
 

Cow conservators

You might not expect cows to be conservationists, but here at the Giant's Causeway our cattle are chomping for the chough.
 
The chough is a type of bird that feeds on insects found in short grasses and on soil. The cows keep the grass short, making its easier for choughs to get to the soil beneath.
 

Wildlife

Life is vibrating in the dunes, from birds to butterflies and moths. Wild flowers in all colours of the rainbow are growing here and attracting bees. The dunes are also home to a big population of rabbits. Look out for dolphins or porpoises and watch the seabirds diving into the sea to catch fish.
 

Elephant Rock

Some stories will tell you that the Elephant Rock is in fact a woolly mammoth that tried to escape a volcanic eruption.
 

Beach cleans

From time to time we work with Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful and the Friends of White Park Bay to organise beach cleans to keep our beach looking beautiful. Keep an eye out for forthcoming events and come along and help out.