Rossnowlagh Beach (aka Heavenly Cove)

Rossnowlagh beach is just over a 3 km stretch of sand backed by sand dunes and cliffs. Rossnowlagh beach is also known locally as the Heavenly Cove.

The beach faces westward to the Atlantic Ocean and Donegal Bay funnels the Atlantic rollers making this a popular beach for all standards of surfers, bodyboarders, windsurfers, and kitesurfers.

Facilities at the beach include car parking on and off the beach itself, seasonal lifeguards, and nearby you have a pub, cafes, hotel, shops and post office.

Rossnowlagh Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.Rossnowlagh Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
Rossnowlagh Beach has dog restrictions.
Rossnowlagh beach, dogs allowed on leads

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 3 beaches at Ballyshannon, 20 beaches in Donegal, or check our list of Donegal Dog Friendly Beaches.

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Rossnowlagh Beach Photos

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 18℃ to 19.3℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (WSW)
Wednesday, Aug 10
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 2 m/sec (SW)
Thursday, Aug 11
Expect a temp in the range 11.7℃ to 13.5℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (NNE)
Friday, Aug 12
Expect a temp in the range 12.3℃ to 13.3℃ with wind speed 1.1 m/sec (NNE)
Saturday, Aug 13
Expect a temp in the range 13.6℃ to 15.6℃ with wind speed 1.6 m/sec (E)
Sunday, Aug 14
Expect a temp in the range 13.9℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (ENE)
Monday, Aug 15
Expect a temp in the range 14.5℃ to 15.1℃ with wind speed 1.9 m/sec (N)

Ballyshannon weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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