Situated about 7 miles west of Ballycastle, Whitepark Bay
is about 2 miles wide opening straight into the Atlantic ocean and accessible from either
the car park at the top of a steep climb or from Ballintoy
harbour which is just around the headland in the distance to the east. Neolithic man chose
this beautiful place as an early home and a tumulus can be seen among the dunes. In the
north-west corner of the bay is a tiny cluster of houses called Portbraddan, which
contains Ireland's smallest church, a thatched building about 10ft by 6ft dedicated to St Gobhan, the patron saint of builders.