Sunday, September 12, 2010


Donegal is home to the most beautiful beaches in Ireland and certainly home to the highest number of long stretches of sandy beaches in Ireland.

Ballymastocker Bay, Fanad, County Donegal

Indeed some years ago writers of the Observer Magazine voted the fabulous beach on Ballymastocker Bay on the Fanad peninsula of County Donegal the second most beautiful beach in the world, (pipped at the post by a beach in the Seyshells).

Ballymastocker Bay, Fanad County Donegal

The beach is huge, stretching all the way from Portsalon to the steep Knockalla coast road.  A drive, or a walk up the hairpin bends of the Knockalla coast road brings you to two viewing points from which to view this spectacular beach, the first half to two thirds of the way up and the second at the very top of the road.  From the top the views are not only spectacular but also a bit dizzying for those who have a fear of heights.

Inishowen from Knockalla coast road
And at the top of the Knockalla coast road along with viewing Ballymastocker Bay you can see all the way to another Donegal peninsual, Inishowen.


  1. Catherine,
    I just love your photos of Inishowen,
    Donegal has got to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. I consider myself to be very lucky to be born and live in the county.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Aanee xxxx

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  2. Thanks Aanee, glad you enjoyed them.


  3. Lovely beach! You do a great shots to capture the beauty of the beach. It seems so real. Thanks for sharing this one.

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  4. cool man, its great beach.
    hmm, do you wanna come in Belitung? This place has a good beach too.

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  5. excellent looking places capture by you. great and thank you for sharing with us.

  6. Beautiful beach!!!I want to visit this place.Thanks for sharing.