Falcarragh Beach (Drumnatinny Beach / Black Strand)
Named after Falcarragh town which is just 3 km away, the beach here also goes by the names of Drumnatinny Beach and Black Strand. The last name is a little contradictory as the sand here is pretty close to white.
Falcarragh Beach is a good size, at over 4 km long, but is divided by the Ray river which cuts across the middle of the beach. The water here is as clean as it looks and this is backed up by a Green Coast award. To the rear of the beach are high sand dunes beyond which lies the Donegal countryside.
The beach is a great place to stretch your legs for an often bracing walk along the Atlantic. It’s also a popular spot with surfers.
This is a lovely stretch of the Irish coast and the views from the beach won’t disappoint. Just across the sands is Inishbofin island with Inishdooey and the Tory Island a little further out. In the landward direction you can pick you the peaks of the Derryveagh Mountain range.
There’s a decent sized car park at Falcarragh Beach. Located mid-beach this is also home to a snack van during busier times of the year.
Also known as:
Drumnatinny Beach / Black Strand
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
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