Quality Walk

Skernaghan Point

This is a path that goes over a variety of uneven terrain including a grassy field and a rocky coastline which is steep in places. Dogs should be kept on a lead.




3 miles

OS Map

Sheet 9

Nearest Town

Larne and Ballycarry

Route Shape


Route Type



Grassy slopes and rocky paths

Grid Reference (Start)


Grid Reference (End)


Point of Interest

Coastal views

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Other Area

Route Description

From Brown's Bay Beach follow the promenade along to the right and up the stoney path towards Skernaghan Point. This path then gives way to a well-worn grassy track which can be muddy in places. Follow the coastline either at sea level or from the vantage of the field at the top. The land is owned by The National Trust. The only indication that you have finished the walk is a fenceline and there is no signage or any other instruction. From here retrace your steps back to the start.

Getting to the Start (by Public Transport)

Translink - journeyplanner.translink.co.uk

Getting to the Start (by Car)

B90 through Islandmagee. Passenger Ferry from Larne Tel: (028) 2827 3785. NB: Ferry is very small

Accessibility Grade

Grade 5

Accessible Facilities

The following facilities are available for users with limited mobility:

Disabled parking
Disabled toilets


Browns Bay car park has toilets. Steele's shop has some provisions.


Larne Country Walks - Walk No 10. Your Guide to Walking in the Causeway Coast + Glens - Walk No 10.

Publication Availability

Larne Tourist Information Centre (028) 2827 0088 or available to download on this webpage.

Walk Location
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