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    Cushendun Bay Circular Walk

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    2.1 km
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    28 m
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    Cushendun Bay Circular Walk

    The Cushendun Bay Circular Walk is a fun seaside excursion that will take you along the coast for beautiful views over the water. While out on the trail, you will walk along the sandy expanse of Cushendun Beach, before looping around through the village to walk along the Glendun River for a short stretch. This is a fantastic family-friendly journey offering scenic views.

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    Route Description for Cushendun Bay Circular Walk

    Whether you are wanting to explore the landscape of the Antrim Coast or simply need a break from driving through the area, the Cushendun Bay Circular Walk is a great option to get out onto the trail and stretch your legs while taking in some beautiful seaside views.

    Setting out from the car park, you will make your way north along Cushendun Beach while taking in the beautifully scenic views of the sea. After meeting up the road, head to the west and follow Bay Road as it skirts around a caravan site, after which you will find a footpath on the left. Following this south along the treeline, you will eventually arrive at the banks of the Glendun River. Head left and follow the path back towards the beach to enjoy some final seaside views on the way into the trailhead.

    Getting to the Cushendun Bay Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Cushendun Bay Circular Walk can be found at the car park off Bay Road in the heart of Cushendun.

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