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Do not miss this place, It is a real hidden gem

This place is every bit as amazing as anywhere else on the coast of County Donegal. We arrived just... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
League City, Texas
Visit in the Morning and Evening - You Will Not Be Disappointed

Our host recommended this spot to us as it was only a short drive from where we were staying. It... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Greg S
Watertown, New York
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is every bit as amazing as anywhere else on the coast of County Donegal. We arrived just after lunch and fortunately at low tide so we had plenty of time to explore. If you are fortunate enough to be there at low tide...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our host recommended this spot to us as it was only a short drive from where we were staying. It was a great hike along the dunes and to the caves - when we were there in the morning, we only got out to about...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Greg S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Caves were quite small. Only one that you walk into properly. Tide was in so that might have made a difference. €3 for car park

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank AdventureKidz
Reviewed 6 July 2017

After a short walk from car park through sand dunes, a climb over the final dune reveals a lovely curved beachfront with cliffs to the left, it is these cliffs where cave entrances can be found. This was my first experience of caves on a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Easy to find, easy to park. The view is breathtaking. It is definitely worth a visit. Be dressed warmly !

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 644virginiev
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Discovered the beach and caves after getting lost. A nice surprise! After navigating a typical narrow Irish road, you come to a parking lot. After parking, we followed a path toward the beach that brought us to a large hill/dune. Awaiting us on the other...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A short walk between the dunes till the main beach.The cliffs where you can see the caves are are very impressing, but don't hesitate to cimb up to visit the caves. You need good shoes as soon as you leave the beach. There are 13...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank casadei63
Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is a beautiful part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Pristine sand, Clear waters and remarkable and historic sea caves. Spectacular mountains. This is virgin country, unexplored with no laid out walking paths. Some of the walks are not for the faint hearted or those...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Magnus45
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Really beautiful beach, with amazing views and white sand. Great place for a picnic! We were there during the high tide, so we were able to visit only at two caves. They were interesting, but we will definitely come again next time during the low...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank UllaJunell
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Excellent beach, beautiful white sandy beach with caves. The walk into the beach is definitely worth the view and beautiful to see

Date of experience: June 2017
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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
George B
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.