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Sea views, Sunrises and Swimming...

Imagine waking up to views like this…

That’s exactly what you’ll get when you stay at The Coastguard Boathouse on the shores of Belfast Lough.

Only a short distance from Belfast city, this self contained 18th century cottage is only 1 metre from the sea with its own slipway, direct access to the beach and the walking path.

Enjoy beach walks for miles at low tide and explore the local shipwrecks- a perfect coastal retreat within 15 minutes of Belfast city in one direction and the gateway to the Causeway Coast in the other.

Imagine sitting outside on a summer’s evening watching the world go by, listening to the waves lap the shore. Divine.

This particular part of the Lough is very popular with wild swimmers too! It seems like everyone is having a go at this these days as a natural health booster and stress-reliever (and who doesn’t need that after months of lockdown!). There are several wild swimming groups who frequent this area. Arrange an introduction during your stay so you too can enjoy the secret beach and waterfall nearby.

And there is so much to do! You can explore Belfast City with a visit to Titanic Belfast, St. Anne’s Cathedral, Botanic Gardens and Ulster Museum as well as a host of walking tours available but you are also close to many lovely rural walks in the area too including Cave Hill, Mossley Mill and the viaducts at Whiteabbey Glen- the best of both worlds.

This beautiful heritage building once used to catch smugglers along the coast has been lovingly and carefully renovated to retain many original features including the 18th century window, hooks, original shelves and beams but you’ll also find a fully fitted kitchen with coffee machine so you can enjoy a Nespresso coffee watching those amazing sunrises!

The Boat House sleeps up to four adults or a family of five and you can bring your four-legged family member. And who is happier by the sea than your dog, splashing through the water and running over sand?

Doggy guests are well catered for with little towels for sandy feet, a spare lead, torch and a treat pack! Two legged guests get Belfast lemonade on arrival, chocolates and Tayto crisps.

QUOTE “StaycationsNI” at the time of booking for a complimentary bottle of chilled sparkling wine!

To check availability and book, contact 07768 775550 or email Visit for more info or visit their Facebook or Instagram.


Stay at The Coastguard Boathouse for your most memorable staycation yet!

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