Murder Hole Beach (Boyeeghter Bay)
A very unattractive name for one of Ireland’s most beautiful beaches! We’ll explain that later but first the details.
Otherwise known as Boyeeghter Bay this remote beach is easily recognised by its two sandy crescents separated by a rocky bluff. Just off the shore is the little islet of Rough Island. When the tide is out the sand joins up to form a single stretch of sand.
The Murder Hole is located in a secluded corner of the Rosguill Peninsula in the far north of Ireland, not far across the border from Northern Ireland. This area of the coast is pristine and the access is difficult with no paved road. Over recent years this has been improved with the addition of a car park near by.
Anyway, back to that name - there are a couple of theories. The first is that it is named after an incident in the 19th century where a young woman fell to her death from the cliffs. Another theory is it comes from the dangerous currents that swirl around this little bay - so don’t even consider swimming here!
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We do not have information on this beach but restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
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