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“Skip the Motorway and see the Coast”
Review of Coast Road

Coast Road
Ranked #1 of 34 things to do in Larne
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Skip the Motorway and see the Coast”
Reviewed July 28, 2013

We decided to take the Coast Road on our way from Belfast to the Giant's Causeway. Such a great way to see the countryside and this beautiful country and so many lovely villages to stop in for a cuppa or bite to eat. Get yourself off the Motorway and see what this country has to offer.

Visited July 2013
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Larne, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“truly great drive”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

i think that when you are a local and are used to something, you tend to not to appreciate how magnificent, or not, your area actually is.the coast road from larne to glenariff is indeed one of those magnificent things to do/experience. the road itself was constructed in the 1800s and travels more or less flat the whole way right beside the sea.the land on the other side is beautiful with the likes of ballygally, glenarm and carnlough villages where you can pop in for an ice cream on a warm sunny day.if you look a bit closer you can tell what this place was like over millions of years.in glenariff (waterfoot),you have red soil which indicates that this once was a scorching hot desert.going towards carnlough if you look at the high rocks towering up, you can see a limestone layer(once a sea) and on top of that a massive layer of volcanic rock.interesting if you are into that sort of thing.anyway,give it a try, you just might enjoy it!!

Visited May 2013
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Calgary
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148 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Love it!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Wow, what an amazing drive along the coast! Not to be missed! If your not used to driving on the left side of the road, take a tour bus or taxi!

Visited July 2013
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32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“lovely coastal views along a winding road o the edge of the ocean.”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

beautiful sandy beaches, mountains in the background, lovely meal and friendly people at the local golf club.

Visited June 2013
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Ullin, Illinois
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Just Spectacular”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This was the most beautiful drive I've ever had. Views of the clear ocean as far as the eye can see on one side and cute coastal villages and lush greenery on the other side. You just can't lose!

Visited May 2013
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