Newtownabbey, located just north of Belfast City , is the tourist gateway for visitors from Belfast heading for the Glens of Antrim and the Causeway Coast . Situated on the shores of Belfast Lough , motorway access to the nearby ferry ports and airports makes Newtownabbey an ideal choice for tourists.

Newtownabbey is within easy travelling distance of many of the North's top attractions. Activities in the area are in abundance because of the natural landscape and the town's proximity to the sea. The world class marina at Carrickfergus is just a few miles outside Newtownabbey and increasingly Belfast Lough is becoming a venue for international sailing events.

Locally, the Newtownabbey Boat Club at Jordanstown offers a range of courses and classes over the summer months.

On the other hand, Newtownabbey is also a great base for touring Belfast. Holiday and business visitors enjoy the semi-rural location whilst being near to the buzz and nightlife of Belfast city centre and its attractions.

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