For those drawn to “..the lonely sea and the sky..”, Carrickfergus has long been a haven for seafaring pursuits.
Now, this nautical nirvana has been further enhanced with the spectacular and modern Carrickfergus Marina, among the most modern, high specification on-shore facilities anywhere in Ireland. A home from home for all sailors, and holder of the prestigious 5 Gold Anchor and European Blue Flag status.
The purpose built Marine Services Area is located on Alexandra Pier, in the old harbour, presided over by the 800 year old Norman Castle.
The area around the Marina is a hub of activity, with a modern complex that offers restaurants, a childrens' play facility, a multi screen cinema, convenient superstore and a vibrant sailing club. There's even an inviting bar/restaurant overlooking the marina - the ideal way to laze away a long summer evening or enjoy a hot drink on a winter's night. The customer service team, located at the marina local information point, will also be delighted to provide information about other activities and places of interest in the town and beyond.