Family Activities:

Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge


Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

119A Whitepark Road, Ballintoy

First constructed by salmon fishermen in 1755, this rope bridge is suspended almost 100 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Families with no fear of heights will love walking across the restored rope bridge (much sturdier today than in 1755) that hangs between the cliffs.

Carrick-a-Rede island is on the far side and was home to a single fisherman’s cottage many years ago. It’s a little more than half-mile walk to the bridge itself and there will likely be a line to cross the short bridge in both directions. But the views along the way are outstanding!


9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily to cross the bridge

Things to Know/Bring

There is a timed ticketing system to cross the bridge. Onsite visitors must purchase an hour-long slot to cross the bridge. Strollers are not permitted.


Snacks, sandwiches and beverages are available for purchase in the cafe.