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.

Dog Friendly Beach?

Rossnowlagh Beach has dog restrictions.
Rossnowlagh beach, dogs allowed on leads

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

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 7℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 10.5 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01heavyrain
Expect a temp in the range 6.7℃ to 7.4℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02rain
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.7℃ with wind speed 9.6 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03lightrain
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 9.8℃ with wind speed 8.2 m/sec (SW)
Saturday, Feb 04rain
Expect a temp in the range 9.2℃ to 9.6℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.4℃ to 6.5℃ with wind speed 4.3 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.7℃ to 6.2℃ with wind speed 2.6 m/sec (ESE)

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

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