For a shore dive, from the Garron Road Car park in Waterfoot there is access to a path leading to the beach.
Or by boat from Cushendall head south for approx. 1km into the middle of Red Bay where the depth sounder reads ~4-5 metres.
For a shore dive use the village of Waterfoot, taking the turning off Garron Road opposite the garage with red doors, where there is a public car park and toilets. You can access the beach from here on foot.
For a boat dive, 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)
A large, patchy seagrass bed on a coarse sandy and gravelly seabed with some interspersed cobbles.
Crabs, pipefish and juvenile flatfish are found amongst the seagrass Zostera marina bed.
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
Seasearch Red Bay Seagrass Proposal
- In an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
- Follow VHF radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the international distress frequency.
- Find nearest defibrillator (AED) here
- Cushendall Harbour Office: 02820768525
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