Dooey Beach

  • Dooey Beach - County Donegal
    © Courtesy Gareth Wray Photography
  • Dooey Beach - County Donegal
    © Courtesy Gareth Wray Photography
  • Dooey Beach - County Donegal
    © Courtesy Martin Fleming
  • Dooey Beach - County Donegal
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  • 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 you head to the sandy point at the south end of the beach. This also adds to the remoteness of the beach and to get here definitely has the feeling of driving to the end of the road. The good news is there is a small car park waiting.

    Swimming at Dooey Beach is generally considered safe. However, with no lifeguards and given the remoteness of this spot caution is advised. You may also need to watch out for jellyfish in the summer as they can be quite common.

    Facing westwards into the Atlantic means Dooey Beach is exposed to the brunt of the Atlantic wind and waves. This is often great news for surfers and can also make for some bracing walks through the dunes.

    Type of beach


    Lifeguard service


    Dogs friendly beach?

    We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

    County Donegal dog friendly beaches »


    • Swimming/bathing
    • Surfing


    • Toilets

    Nearest town


    OS grid ref.


    There is a small car park with around 20 spaces towards the northern end of the beach.


    Green Coast Award

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