Downings Beach is a large bay with rocky shingle and sandy beach backed by some dunes. The beach is popular for swimming, kayaking, boating, windsurfing, sailing, bodyboarding and surfing. Facilities Read more [...]
Blue Flag beaches in Donegal, Ireland, the Blue Flag award is a prestigious, international award scheme that aims to provide an assurance to tourists that a beach has met a minimum standard. To collect a Blue Flag any UK and Ireland beach must achieve the highest quality of water, facilities, safety, environmental education and management.
Below we list the current Donegal beaches holding the Blue Flag award.
Naran beach is a large sandy beach backed by sand dunes.
Portsalon or Magherawarden beach is a large sandy beach gently shelving into the sea. The beach is backed by sand dunes. Portsalon is at one end of a large bay Read more [...]
Marble Hill beach is sandy beach with dunes. The sand dune at Marble Hill have many flowers and bird species and is one of the remaining locations in Ireland where Read more [...]
It is a long sandy beach that stretches about 1kms along the bay backed by sand dunes. Can be very busy on nice days.
Carrickfinn beach is a large sandy beach backed by sand dunes. The beach is located within Gweedore Bay which is a Natural Heritage Area.
Rossnowlagh beach is just over a 3 km stretch of sand backed by sand dunes and cliffs. The beach faces westward to the Atlantic Ocean and Donegal Bay funnels the Read more [...]
Shroove beach is a small sandy beach on the Inishowen peninsula and close to the North Inishowen Natural Heritage Area. Facilities include car parking, toilets and seasonal lifeguards.
Culdaff beach, a Special area of conservation this sandy beach is on the Inishowen Peninsula.
Bundoran beach, a sandy beach facing Donegal Bay. Popular with surfers – left hand reef break.
Killahoey beach a wide sandy beach known by locals as Killahoey more commonly known as Dunfanghy beach.
Murvagh beach, a special area of conservation with its sandy beach and dunes, a sheltered and peaceful beach,