Ballintoy is a small village just off the Causeway Coast Way. Instead of passing through the village, the trail stays closer to the sea so it can pass the famous tourist attraction of the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Ballintoy Harbour.
The centre of the village contains a short street with a shop, two pubs, a restaurant, two B&Bs and a hostel. However, there are further places to visit around the outskirts of the village. The National Trust run the 'Weighbridge Tearoom' which is ¾km to the east of Ballintoy, at the entrance to Carrick-a-Rede. In addition to this, another café is located at Ballintoy Harbour which is 1½km to the north-west of the village and down a steep cork-screw road.