Beaches in Ardara, County Donegal

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Ardara. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Narin / Portnoo Beach (5.6 miles)

    Narin / Portnoo © Bernard Gagnon

    This expansive beach is one of the most beautiful on Ireland's Atlantic coast. Stretching over a mile, this golden-white sand beach is backed by low dunes. Beyond these are a couple of caravan sites which have very little impact on the beach and provide a range of facilities.

    As a Blue Flag beach you are assured…

  • Maghera Beach (4.8 miles)

    Maghera Beach © Courtesy Gareth Wray Photography

    White sands backed by a mountainous landscape are what awaits visitors to this pristine Donegal beach. Wrapping around the coast, Maghera beach stretches on for miles at low tide. In one direction, the deep blues of the Atlantic Ocean, and the other, dunes beyond which the countryside quickly rises over 500 metres above the coast.


  • Dooey Beach (7.4 miles)

    Dooey Beach © Courtesy Gareth Wray Photography

    At around 3 kilometres in length you would imagine it would be difficult to hide this sandy beach, but it seems that Dooey Beach remains something of a hidden gem even in this day and age!

    Dooey sits on its own little peninsula meaning there is water to three sides. Something that is quite noticeable when…

  • Fintra Bay (9.6 miles)

    Fintra Bay © Peter Ribbans | BY-SA

    The wide, rural beach of Fintra Bay is set amongst stunning scenery a short drive from the fishing port of Killybegs on County Donegal’s south-west coast. The sandy beach is backed by dunes and grassy hills and provides a vast open space perfect for getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In…

Ardara beaches map

Map featuring Ardara beaches. Click on pins to view beach details