Brown’s Bay and Skernahan

Brown’s Bay, a sandy beach at the northern end of Islandmagee and the adjacent National Trust site at Skernahan are popular destinations, particularly in hot weather. There is good road access and car parking.

The coastal strip around Skernahan, cliffs and rocky shore are of biodiversity importance, with unimproved grassland with species including cat’s ear, milkwort, devil’s bit scabious, harebell and wild thyme. There are also wet flushes with diverse plant communities.