The only Coastguard Boat House on Belfast Lough is proud to be a partner in international grassroots movement - mytravelpledge.com 

This initiative offers free and discounted stays from small tourism establishments across Europe to NHS staff.   More information is available here. 


The focus of the campaign is:

  • Give something for healthcare workers to look forward to, and boost morale, at this hugely difficult time;
  • Give property owners some hope that their tourism businesses might have a future when travel restrictions are lifted;
  • Invite travellers to start visiting/travelling again once the crisis abates.

Terms and conditions, the Coastguard Boat House is offering two 2 day free stays to NHS staff ( a stay for a couple and for a family of four (at least one adult plus children under 12.) People can self-nominate or be nominated.  Nominated staff will be required to offer proof of their employment with NHS.  Dates available are (subject to restrictions being lifted)  from 1 November 2020 – 14 December ; and 10 January – 8 February 2021.  All guests are required to pay a security deposit of £250 which will be refunded in full if no damage is done to the Boat House. In the event of the nomination process being oversubscribed an independent random draw will be held.

As the Boat House has now  closed the nomination process - watch this space for the announcement of our second free stay !

Our first free stay was awarded on 1 June 2020 to a couple, a midwife from Glasgow and a local Belfast lad, parted through Covid -19 - but will be united again with a romantic stay at the Boat House. 

Discounts for NHS staff and key workers (care workers, postmenwomen/couriers, shop assistants, etc) are available - a 10% reduction on listed price PLUS a special welcome basket including a bottle of sparkling wine or cold beers and a lovely basket full of best of N Ireland food and drink (production of ID is required.)

  • Less than a metre from the sea
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