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Islandmagee Holiday Homes Antrim

Islandmagee Holiday Homes Antrim

Islandmagee is a peninsula on the east coast of County Antrim, located between the towns of Larne and Carrickfergus. The Peninsula is ideal for sea fishing, golfing, diving, horse riding and bird watching. The ‘Island’, as the locals call it, is 8 miles long and is joined to the mainland by an attractive raised causeway.

On the eastern side of the island rugged basalt cliffs look towards Scotland while more gentle gradients on the western side face the sheltered waters of Larne Lough. Several fine sandy beaches are located between the northern promontories of the Island.

Scattered farms and quiet lanes fringed by hedgerows divide the green fields. The area is famous for its sense of old world charm and, as you travel around the peninsula, you may be forgiven for thinking that time itself seems to have passed Islandmagee by.

Although not quite an island, the area enjoyed a reputation as a self reliant community, This sense of history is treasured and guarded by the local communities who are proud of their seafaring and farming traditions.

The friendliness of its inhabitants along with a high standard of accommodation and natural attractions, makes Islandmagee an ideal destination for a holiday, short break or simply a day trip to explore the splendours of ‘The Island’. Settlements on the peninsula include Ballystrudder, Portmuck, Mill Bay and Ballykeel, while Brown’s Bay is a popular tourist attraction.

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