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Beach Road Nature Reserve

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Beach Road, Whitehead, Northern Ireland
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under the bridge

when in Beach Road Nature Reserve walk under the bridge round the coastline towards the white... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pollyplumWhitehead
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Whitehead
Nature Reserve

Beach Road Nature Reserve is owned and managed by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, and is a... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
Stephen D
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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“railway line” (2 reviews)
“foot bridge” (2 reviews)
“free car park” (2 reviews)
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Beach Road, Whitehead, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

when in Beach Road Nature Reserve walk under the bridge round the coastline towards the white harbour breath taking views walk right round to the White Harbour,listen out for the water running down from the blaw hole

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Beach Road Nature Reserve is owned and managed by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, and is a supportive habitat to a wide range of birds, insects and plants. Recently the local community group 'Brighter Whitehead' received a grant from Better Belfast to make substantial...More

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

In August this attraction is covered in flowers of every colour. It is famous for the visiting falcons, but later in summer families like to have picnics when the flowers bloom and great numbers of butterflies appear everywhere. This is very close to the town's...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2017

I was here again to see the wonderful falcons. They had returned again to nest, and this time there were three chicks. Birdwatchers from far and wide come here to see this spectacle. There were even people from Vancouver, Canada. Sometimes the falcons fly out...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

In another era there used to be a quarry at the end of Beach Road. But not any longer. This area is now like a dense forest with many different kind of trees. Some of them would stand out as quite pretty if given more...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2016

Astonishing! I was logging sightings locally for a thing called the Big Butterfly Count. It is a national survey, done by volunteers who survey the species in their area. My friend Maria had friend tipped me off to look here, she brings kids here for...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2016

On my latest visit here we spent some time out on the rocks at the shoreline. From there you see a wonderful view of the seafront of Whitehead, and the Black Head lighthouse standing above the faraway cliffs. Through the tunnel under the railway is...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Just went for a walk, and was rewarded with a peregrine falcon flying over, twice. In May there are bluebells blooming. Load of birds singing. Through a tunnel under the railway is a way to the rocky shore where you can watch all the seaborne...More

2  Thank Steveodo
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

There are falcons here and you can hear them calling. People's dogs walk their human beings here, too. Through a tunnel you can find an interesting stretch of seashore. From there you can see the famous Blackhead lighthouse. Do make sure to look at the...More

3  Thank Hanni_LR43
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Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great views of falcons, large and small. Local wildlife expert Ian Enlander led an event here on 20th June 2015. Members of the NI Environment Agency, the NI Raptor Study Group and the local council's biodiversity officer were joined by a gang of generous bird...More

3  Thank Steveodo
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