County Donegal, the most Northerly point on the Wild Atlantic Way, is full of outstanding natural beauty. If you travel the Wild Atlantic Way from South to North the locals will say you kept the best to last. That is a hotly contested claim with all that the west of Ireland has to offer. The people of the Wild Atlantic Way love their homeland and want to share it with all who come.

Donegal is famous for its warm welcome, wild breathtaking scenery, adventure sports, world class food and great craic. Not least are its beaches, including 14 Blue Flag beaches at the present time, a number only matched by County Kerry. Together, Donegal and Kerry account for more than 30% of Irelands blue flag beaches. This web site is dedicated to Donegal’s beaches in the hope you will visit them one day. It is a work in progress as the photographs are improved and locations added. Beaches without access have been excluded but there are still many to enjoy. Drone pictures are amazing and we love them but we wanted to present views that you could see for yourself without wings to fly. There are hidden beaches that this site has yet to discover. You are welcome to tell us about them, as are stories about any of the beaches.

In creating this site we have learned a great deal. All beaches are not the same. Some are for families who want safe bathing and sandcastles. Some are for walkers and shallow paddling. Some are for surfers and serious swimmers. You can ride horses on some and drive your car on the beach on others. One thing they all have in common is the feeling you get when you look out on the ocean from a sandy beach with the rugged Donegal coastline as a backdrop. You can forget your worries and get as close to nature and as far away from modern life as is easily possible. Don’t take our word for it, come and discover Donegal and fall in love with it. We promise, you will!

Beach Safety

Beaches are a great family day out but to stay safe understand the risks and how to avoid them. See our guide to Beach Safety courtesy of the RNLI.