By boat from Carnlough or Cushendall. The site is approximately 4km due south of Garron Point.
Carnlough Harbour has a slipway for small craft, and toilets are available beside the car park on Herbert Street.
Free car parking and public toilets are available at Cushendall caravan park / Cushendall Sailing and Boating Club. There is a slipway, but priority is given to the RNLI and berthing is not allowed. For use contact Cushendall/Ballycastle Harbour Office: 02820768525 / 07803505084.
Nearest tank filling is Aquaholics, Portstewart/Ballycastle (call in advance: 028 7083 2584)
- Tidal swells
Flat sandy seabed, occasionally grooved, with patches of cobbles and pebbles, overlain with patches of maerl and often brittlestars.
The seabed here is very colourful due to the presence of a patchy maerl bed, often covered in brittlestars. Maerl is a coralline algae that forms reefs which support a diversity of marine life. For this reason, maerl beds are listed as a priority marine habitat in Northern Ireland waters. A diversity of crustaceans, sea squirts, sea urchins are found at the site.
View all species records from this siteA link to the dive site location on the NBN Atlas Northern Ireland website, showing all species records from within a 1km boundary of the site centroid. Any new species records from the site submitted to Seasearch, iRecord, CEDaR Online Recording or iNaturalist will appear here
- In an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
- Follow VHF radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the international distress frequency. Send a distress alert followed by ‘MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY’ and ‘This is [boat name]’.
- Find nearest defibrillator (AED) here
- Carnlough Harbour Office: 028 9336 6666
- Cushendall Harbour Office: 02820768525
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