The Causeway Coast and Glens region spans over one hundred miles of Northern Ireland's coastline taking in some of the most spectacular scenery Northern Ireland has to offer. Along this coast the Causeway Coast Road winds around outcrops, into bays and over headlands making it a must-drive for those exploring the area.
The region is generally rural with small villages dotted along the coast and a few larger towns such as Limavady, Ballycastle and Larne acting as amenity hubs. The Causeway Coast and Glens is undoubtedly beautiful and unique. This is reflected in the many landscape designations the area has received such as the Antrim Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), the Causeway Coast AONB and the Binevenagh AONB as well as the Giant’s Causeway and Causeway Coast World Heritage Site.
The shore and seas which boarder the Causeway Coast and Glens are filled with marine life. Rich in nutrients the rough waters bring larger mammals such as seals, Porpoise and Basking Sharks searching for food, whilst the rocky seabeds, outcrops and island shores provide prefect habitats for coastal reefs, fish and a wealth of sea vegetation. Sea tourism is a bourgeoning sector with locals and visitors alike taking a growing interest in what lays offshore. This mirrors the increasing uptake in adventure tourism throughout Northern Ireland and has resulted in a growth in year-round sea activity provisions such as surfing, sea safaris and coasteering.