In the 1400s the harbour was actually known as Port Brittas and the
watched their Galleys sail in. Later it was the main port for coal boats when
coal was mined at Fairhead, but in recent years the harbour has become very
popular with fishermen and deep sea divers. Each harbour that had been built
eventually washed away and so the new Ballycastle Marina was officially opened on Monday 21st June 1999 and is in
full use by local fisherman and yachtsmen alike. Each of the 74 berths have fresh running
water and an electrical supply within easy reach with ample lighting and a keypad access
point to stop unwanted guests intruding your privacy. Most importantly it has a
'rock armor' surround ensuring that it will be here for some time to come.
The adjoining harbour has also been upgraded by
Contractors at the cost of several million pounds to
allow access for two ferry services.