Carrickfinn Beach (Dunmore Strand)

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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.

    County Donegal dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing


    • Cafe/restaurant
    • Toilets
    • Town centre nearby
    • Shop

    Nearest town


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    Blue Flag Award

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    Carrickfinn Beach Reviews


    Apr 07th 2021

    Probably the best beach in the world.

    cool rocks

    Aug 02nd 2021

    rock climbing was fun and the beach was beautiful