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A wonderful beach - staggering lovely at sunset

A delightful and quiet beach and - no matter which way you come - the scenery is magnificent. The... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Northallerton, United Kingdom
Another beautiful beach

Took a short drive out from town to this beach -- really nice. Sandy, great views -- another... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Rye, New Hampshire
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Ardara, Ireland
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All reviews sand dunes low tide car park rock formations few hours nice walk great place to walk miles and miles best kept secret pure white sand sunny day beautiful waterfall minute walk small shop blue skies worth the trip en route
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

A delightful and quiet beach and - no matter which way you come - the scenery is magnificent. The beach is spotless and the surroundings unspoilt/

Thank Pablo393
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Took a short drive out from town to this beach -- really nice. Sandy, great views -- another lovely Ireland beach.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

All the beaches in Donegal are breathtaking, but this one was my favorite as there are caves to explore and its a quick drive just outside the town of Ardara. On the way there you pass an amazing waterfall that you can stand right at...More

1  Thank Susan D
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Maghera beach came as a total surprise to us when we visited the day was very clouded and sunny spells and rain and wind so a typical irish day in the west but maghera beach stands as one of the most beautiful beaches i ever...More

1  Thank JonFr
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely perfect place for a nice day out! Almost always empty, many times we have had the whole beach to ourselves!!

Thank murphylaurentravel
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Best kept secret so do not tell anyone. Why these beaches are not visited is beyond me as the sand is golden and dunes delightful. Dogs welcome to chase their balls and views are magnificent. Do not why I am reviewing as maybe one day...More

1  Thank Curiosity565446
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visited at sunset and the tide was low, which meant that we could explore the caves (they are located in the south end of the beach). The geology is spectacular! Please be thoughtful and at the carpark, located outside a farm, enter through a...More

Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Amazing quiiet beach. We had a glorious day on 17th July 2017 blue skies. A fairly long walk to reach the beach but it was well worth the trip

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stunning beach with very clear waters and white sand. Caves are cool to explore but depending on tide, can be limited to 1. My disappointment would lie in the carpark outside. Obviously a family run business, they charge 3 euro for parking and a further...More

2  Thank Niamh B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

On travelling around the area went to the beach for a walk. Beautiful beach...not suitable for swimming. The caves are at one end of the beach and are beautiful. Tide times dictate wether you get inside. We didn't but still enjoyed the calm quiet walk...More

Thank Ita M
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
There were some boardwalk-type walks that got you out through the dunes, but to actually get out over the dunes and to the caves, it is all heavy sand. Depending on the time of day if you are able to get over the dunes, the... More
7 June 2016|
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Response from Alan M |
As far as I am aware you cannot camp here, in the 40 years that I have been coming here, I have never seen a tent. The nearest camping sites would be at Tramore, Rosbeg and Portnoo, both about 10 miles away (which isn't far... More
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8 January 2015|
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Response from Olivia K | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at these coordinates: 54.762501, -8.527440 From there, walk up the road toward a lone farm house. When you get there, there will be a gate to your right. That is the entrance to the beach.