Portmuck Harbour

Portmuck is a small, peaceful inlet harbour at the North-Eastern tip of Islandmagee, a peninsula steeped in history with cottages, quiet villages, rolling fields and spectacular seaside views.

Location: 68 Portmuck Road, Islandmagee, Larne, Co.Antrim, BT40 3TP

Portmuck is a small, peaceful inlet harbour at the North-Eastern tip of Islandmagee, a peninsula steeped in history with cottages, quiet villages, rolling fields and spectacular seaside views.

A ‘hidden gem’ with fabulous views towards Larne, Scotland and across the Irish Sea.

Located at the bottom of the hill below the quiet village of Mullaghboy, it’s the perfect place for fishing, paddle boarding, or a quiet picnic with scenic coastal views. If you’re lucky you might see local wildlife including dolphins, harbour porpoises, seals, fish and crabs along with a rich array of protected bird life from the neighbouring Isle of Muck (See our section on Environment and Wildlife for further information), an impressive island nature reserve home to the third largest colony of cliff-nesting seabirds in Northern Ireland.

The area is owned and managed by the National Trust which has created an excellent array of trails for visitors to enjoy the scenery and dramatic views. There are two linear walking routes on either side of the harbour, a Northern Route to the left of the harbour and a Southern Route to the right each approximately two miles of grassy, rambling terrain.

Facilities:

Disabled parking bays are available in the harbour car park.
Harbour toilets are open seasonally, Larne Borough Council website provides opening times:

April to Sept
All Week 9am to 9pm

October to March
All week 9am to 4.30pm

Photos by Ian McIlroy Photography, Billy McWilliams, Michelle Montgomery, Iain Irvine & Gavin Ferguson

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