Tullan Strand Beach

  • Tullan Strand Beach - County Donegal
    © Courtesy John Carver
  • Tullan Strand Beach - County Donegal
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  • Tullan Strand Beach - County Donegal
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  • This wide expanse of golden sand stretches from the northern edge of Bundoran town to the mouth of the Erne Estuary some 2 kilometres away. With a backdrop of grassy dunes Tullan Strand has a wild, unspoilt feel to it and is a fully fledged feature of the Wild Atlantic Way.

    Tullan Strand is rated as one of the best surfing beaches in Ireland. The south end nearest the cliffs is the most popular area to surf on this exposed stretch of Atlantic coast.

    Whilst the waves are fine for surfers at Tullan there isn’t a lifeguard and swimming is not recommended due to the presence of rip currents. Most people who come here without a surfboard will be here for an often bracing stroll along the miles of beach.

    The cliffs at the southern end of the beach are home to a pair of well known Bundoran attractions. The Fairy Bridges are a series of natural arches which were once-upon-a-time believed to be haunted by fairies - hence the name. On its day, when the tide is high and the sea rough, the water explodes through the arch similar to a blowhole.

    On the same cliffs is the “Wishing Chair” a rock formation that makes a fairly passable chair. It is said that those who sit upon the chair shall be granted good fortune and health.

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    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)

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