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Ballycastle has a well earned reputation as a place for great food served in friendly restaurants and pubs. All use the best local ingredients, are reasonably priced and are family friendly. Being a coastal town, freshly caught seafood features widely. 

In Ann Street is the very popular Central Wine Bar, where good food and music combine effortlessly in an enjoyable night out. 

One of Ballycastle’s most popular music pubs, O’Connor’s Bar, also serves great food. The live music varies from traditional to modern, with a DJ livening up the beer garden during the summer months. The main bar retains the traditional character of a local pub where you can enjoy a pint, while the food menu offers something for everyone.

A traditional Ulster Fry, consisting of bacon, sausage, eggs and freshly baked soda bread is a great way to set you up for a day’s sightseeing along this amazing coastline. The Promenade Cafe, at the harbour and Thyme & Co in Quay Road are both worth a visit.

After a walk on the fabulous Ballycastle beach, a well earned coffee can be enjoyed at the Shorebird Coffee Hut where you can take in the views of the beach and beyond to Fairhead.

The recently opened Boathouse Coffee Hut, which serves locally roasted coffee, is also worth a visit.

If you enjoy walking, Ballycastle forest is a great place to get back to nature.