Northern Ireland's north coast is a wonderful place to take a tour, and the multiple award-winning Ballyness Caravan Park is a gem of a campsite and makes a great base for anyone wanting to explore this part of the Emerald isle.
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of North Antrim, it's ideally placed for exploring all the sights within easy reach, including the incredible Giant's Causeway and the Carrick-A-Rede Ropebridge – a 'must' for photographers and daredevils, spanning a 20m-wide, 23m deep chasm, with the wild sea crashing on rocks below.
Whiskey connoisseurs will recognise the name Bushmills instantly, and the good news is that you can visit the world famous distillery, which is close to the park. In fact, the ponds on the campsite are fed by the same stream that's used to make Bushmills Malt Whiskey.
There are three separate sections to the touring area, one close to the ponds and two nearer the children's play park. You'll be able to spot ducks, swans, herons and kingfishers enjoying the ponds while you're on holiday here.
The caravan park has 50 touring pitches in total; these pitches are well spaced, so the site never feels crowded. Every touring pitch is hardstanding and has its own electricity, water and waste hook-up point. A motorhome service point is also available.
There are no hire caravans here, but Ballyness Caravan Park does have 65 hardstandings available for privately owned holiday caravans kept permanently on-site. These pitches have enough space for barbecues and offer lovely views over the countryside. The park can supply you with a brand new static caravan to place on one of these pitches, giving you the choice of well-known brands such as Pemberton Leisure Homes, Swift Holiday Homes, Willerby Holiday Homes and ABI Holiday Homes.
There's plenty at Ballyness Caravan Park to keep the entire family entertained, including a library, a barn with board games, a play area, pool and table tennis tables. Free Wi-Fi is also available.
The immaculate toilet building has free hot showers, laundry, dishwashing area, family bathrooms and a disabled shower room. There's a small shop supplying milk and caravan accessories is on the park.
Ballyness is just half a mile from the village of Bushmills, with its shops, cafés and restaurants.
This park's many awards include Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome's Top 100 Sites Award 2014. It's also an NCC Approved Holiday Park and a winner of the David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award.