Portsalon Beach
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Dundonald, Belfast.3,902 contributions
Feb 2022 • Couples
Really gorgeous place to walk even on a squally Winter's day .
We enjoyed our picnic in the car looking out over the sea .
We'll definitely be back in the better weather .
Written 19 February 2022
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Clocal1999
Melrose, FL22 contributions
Jul 2021
Portsalon beach
Voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, now I know why.
I vacationed in the Fanad area for two weeks in July 2021.
The Portsalon/Magherawardan beach is clean and the local people take great pride and care of the area. They are proud to say it has been given the blue flag award on numerous occasions.
Donegal is known for breathtaking beaches and awesome golf courses.
If you are in the area try out Portsalon Golf club. They have one of the best golf courses I have played in a long time. The club members are very helpful and went above and beyond in every way to help make our experience memorable.

We had a great time and met a lot of wonderful people.

Safe travels no matter where you wander

Thank you from the USA
Written 3 August 2021
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Emily O
Mullingar, Ireland1,162 contributions
Aug 2021 • Family
My husband, toddler, baby and I stopped here enroute back from a lovely trip to Fanad lighthouse. We picked up takeaway fish and chips from the Pier restaurant in Portsalon and brought them to eat at the main access point to the beach where public toilets including disability toilet, picnic table, bins and lifeguards are present. On an aside, I have never seen a completely sea rusted hand dryer in the ladies! There are two main other access points-by Portsalon pier and an unmarked layby at the foot of the hairpin mountain drive down marked by a few cars parked. There is a fabulous colour to the sand at this beach but very difficult to push a buggy. We stopped at the viewpoint overlooking Ballymastocker strand/Portsalon beach from the mountain top: well worth it. I got for a solo walk along the beach and had to dodge the jellyfish. It is a vast beach enjoyed by walkers, dogwalkers, swimmers, families, paddlers and kiteflyers alike. When we were leaving a mobile chippie had opened in the carpark.
Portsalon is one of 12 Blueflag beaches in Donegal and numerous other memorable ones. Unbeatable? That is debatable but I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and will return.
Written 2 August 2021
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Tanya R
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
First time visiting this beach staying in letterkemny absolutely lovely so clean and lovely setting will definitely visit again lovely drive round the wild Atlantic way to reach portsallen
Written 22 July 2021
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alfie50
Southwold, UK2,758 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The beach in Port salon is absolutely stunning.
A expanse of golden sand.
As you come down the hill to port salon the views of the beach are amazing
Good facilities toilets parking and food vans
Written 20 June 2021
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C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland753 contributions
Sep 2020
Portsalon Beach, also known as Ballymastoker Beach is an absolute wonder & probably one of the best beaches anywhere! The lovely golden sands are typical of the many stunning beaches that meet the Atlantic on the majestic coastline of Co. Donegal. It's pristinely clean, surrounded by unspoilt countryside & is located on the north eastern side of Fanad Peninsula. As you approach the beach from Rathmullan there are fabulous views overlooking the entire beach. These beaches are fantastic for walking but best when the tide is out as they treble their width. An absolute must see!
Written 4 October 2020
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Mark
Sligo, Ireland162 contributions
Aug 2020
Stunning beach, the best we've ever visited. Blue flag, toilet facilities, great vew of beach from hills above
Written 28 August 2020
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Seamus Murphy
Letterkenny, Ireland762 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
The sheer space of Portsalon beach is fantastic. There are public toilets at the top of the beach near to the Rathmullen end. There are always food and ice cream vans available in the Summer time.
At the village of Portsalon end there is a restuarant and bar plus the Golf Club also does food.
Car parking may be a problem on hot days so come early. There is a brand new car park and recycle facility near the golf club. The length of the beach ensures that there is never any worry about social distancing.
The water is crystal clear and lifeguards are on duty during the summer season. Enjoy as it is also free to enter.
Written 4 August 2020
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Rebecca
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Friends
Beautiful beach with flat golden sand for miles. Also worth driving up to the Ballymastocker Bay viewing point to see the beaches from above. There is a toilet block in the beach carpark with wheelchair access.
Written 4 August 2020
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Katie S
County Louth, Ireland16 contributions
Jul 2020
Amazing beach 4 days in a row! The kids loved it, building sandcastles with moates, collecting hermit crabs of all sizes and releasing them back into the wild, sea swimming and body boarding and the adults loved it for a bit of sea swimming and a bit of snorkeling!
Written 29 July 2020
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