Carrickfinn Beach (Dunmore Strand)

Carrickfinn Beach - County Donegal
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Carrickfinn beach is situated in the beautiful Gweedore Bay right behind the little Donegal Airport. Besides this the beach has the feeling of being a long way from anywhere.

Carrickfinn is a long stretch of white sand beach backed by extensive sand dunes. All around the bay are the characteristic machair grass plains which are home to a number of rare plant species.

The beach at Carrickfinn is a regular winner of the coveted Blue Flag Award which mean you can be assured clean, safe bathing water along with all the facilities you’ll need for a family beach day.

Also known as:

Dunmore Strand

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs must be on a leash and droppings removed.

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Carrickfinn Beach Reviews


Apr 07th 2021

Probably the best beach in the world.

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