Enhanced visitor access at popular beaches

Causeway Coast & Glens Council Mayor, Cllr Sean Bateson, pictured along with Gareth Evans (DAERA), Councillors and representatives from various public bodies.

THE Causeway Coast and Glens is celebrating enhanced visitor access at five popular beaches.

The recently completed Coastal and Dune Management Project enabled Ballycastle, Benone Strand, Castlerock, Runkerry and White Rocks to benefit from a range of new infrastructure.

This will not only improve access to the beaches, but ensure the dune land is protected.

Mayor Cllr Sean Bateson along with Richard Gillan, Coast & Countryside Manager

 

Speaking about the completion of the project, the Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Sean Bateson said: “Our beautiful coastline is one of the most celebrated and most recognisable in all the world and it is only fitting that we aim to continually improve the overall visitor experience for incoming tourists.

“The aim of the project was to provide better access for everyone and with the summer season under way, it is fantastic that visitors will have a quality coastal experience.”

Ballycastle beach has benefited from an extensive boardwalk leading from the seafront to a viewing platform on the beach. Improved boardwalk access can also be seen at both Castlerock and Runkerry, providing a link for visitors between the promenade and the beach.

Improvements were made to the surface of the cliff path at White Rocks whilst additional storage for inclusive beach equipment and the first phase of improved access between the beach and The Ark facilities has been provided at Benone Strand from Sport NI.

The work was made possible due to funding from DAERA’s Rural Development Programme Co-operation Scheme, Sport NI and Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

The local projects were developed by the Rural Development Programme’s Local Action Group and staff from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council’s Tourism and Recreation Service.

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1 2 and 3 The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Sean Bateson pictured at the completion of the Coastal and Dune Management project at Ballycastle beach with Gareth Evans, Rural Development Programme Manager, DAERA, (back row) Charlie Brooks, Beaches and Resorts Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Mark Strong, Coast and Countryside Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Sandra Hunter, Steven Mc Cartney, Holiday and Leisure Parks Manager, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Peter Thompson, Head of Tourism and Recreation, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, (middle row) Kevin Mc Clelland, Capital Project Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Nigel Mc Fadden, Rural Development Project Claims & Monitoring Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Colm Mc Nicholl, JPM Contracts, Councillor Margaret Anne Mc Killop, Michael Mc Conaghy, Coast and Countryside Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Richard Gillen, Coast and Countryside Manager and Kerrie Mc Gonigle, Destination Manager, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

4. Pictured at the completion of the Coastal and Dune Management project at Ballycastle Beach are Gareth Evans, Rural Development Programme Manager, DAERA, Councillor Sandra Hunter, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council and Nigel Mc Fadden, Rural Development Project Claims & Monitoring Officer, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

5, 6 and 7 he Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Sean Bateson pictured at the completion of the Coastal and Dune Management project at Ballycastle beach with Richard Gillen, Coast and Countryside Manager

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