Quality Walk

Carnfunnock Shore Walk

One of a whole host of great walks on offer through the picturesque surroundings of Carnfunnock Country Park.




1.5 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town

Larne, Drains Bay & Ballygally.

Route Shape


Route Type

Coastal, Hill, Parkland & Grassland, Woodland


Flat, hilly, slopes and steps.

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Activity centre, Drain's Bay beach

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Antrim Coast & Glens

Route Description

Go past the activity centre to the sandy beach at Drains Bay.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

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Getting to the Start (by Car)

On Antrim Coast Road (A2), 3.5 miles north of Larne. Walk from the main car park following sign posts directly to the Carnfunnock Visitor Centre.

Larne parkrun starts and ends at Drains Bay car park.

Getting to the Start (on Foot)

All routes commence from the Carnfunnock Visitor Centre.

Larne parkrun starts and ends at Drains Bay car park.


Dogs are allowed. Park operates dog zones. Dogs are not permitted in the activity centre. Dogs must be under control at all times. Use bins provided for waste.

Accessibility Grade

Grade 4

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Café (wheelchair accessible)
Disabled parking
Lighting (entire route)
Visitors Centre
Disabled toilets


The Cafe and Visitor Centre, with tourist information and novelty goods for sale, are open daily from mid March-October. The Cafe is open at weekends throughout the year. (Tel: 07933 884350 for confirmation of cafe opening hours)
There is a charge to use the car park in the summer season, although registered blue badge holders can park for free on production of their badge. Parking is also available in Carnfunnock Bay and Drains Bay. Toilets are open all year (excluding Christmas Day).


Carnfunnock Country Park Visitor Guide.Also included in Larne Country Walks

Publication Availability

Carnfunnock Country Park (028) 2826 2471 or Larne Visitor Information Centre (028) 2826 2495. Larne Country Walks available to download on this webpage.

Walk Location
Map of Northern Ireland