Listed as one of the 159 Discovery Points along the Donegal section of the Wild Atlantic Way a visit to Narin Beach is a highlight of any trip to the locality. As well as its Discovery Point status the cove also holds the title of being one of Ireland’s best and has well deservedly earned a Top 10 place in TripAdvisor’s list of the Best Beaches in Ireland.
This designated Blue Flag and Natural Heritage beach is 1.5km in length of golden sands and runs along side the Narin and Portnoo Golf Course.
At the end of the beach is an outcrop of rock known as Carraigfad (Long Rock). From this point there is the most impressive reverse view of the cove. You may also be lucky enough to watch the Dolphin pods that live in the bay frolic as they play and hunt for fish.
The beach offers safe bathing, is a popular spot for windsurfing and is covered by lifeguards during the summer months of July and August.
With the breakers of the wild Atlantic crashing along the coastline it makes this Donegal beaches the perfect spot for swimming and watersports or if the weather’s fine to just lay back, soak up the rays and revive the soul. An invigorating ocean adventure awaits you on your trip to Narin & Portnoo.
Accessible at low tide across a sandbar is Inishkeel Island. This island of 80 acres and contains the ruins of two churches and a graveyard.
The island is a natural haven for a huge variety of flora and fauna as well as being declared a National Monument due to its archaeological importance.
Just be careful not to get stranded as the tide rises ……….