Things to Do in South Donegal on Sunny Days

Sunny Days! – Things you can do around Rossnowlagh

Rossnowlagh Beach – Swimming or Walking

One of Europe’s Blue-Flag beaches, 4 miles of unspoiled beach for visitors to take a dip into the perfectly safe waters or walk along the water edge and take in the breath taking views of Donegal Bay.

Kayaking-Rossnowlagh-Co-DonegalRossnowlagh is a long established surfing stronghold. From beginners to advanced surfers, our clean breaks and safe waters are ideal for surfers of all levels and abilities. For a change of scenery, the world renowned breaks at Bundoran and Mullaghmore are only a short drive away. There are many surf schools in the area that cater for all levels and we would be happy to help you arrange lessons or equipment hire during your stay.

Kite Surfing
A relatively recent addition to the Rossnowlagh seascape, acrobatic kite surfing is really taking off (sorry!) and is fast becoming a common sight on our pristine 3 mile beach. Any kite surfers wishing to stay with us can feel free to contact us about equipment storage.

Paddle Boarding
Paddle boarding lessons and equipment hire are also available locally and we would be happy point you in the right direction explore the waters this way.
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Horse Trekking
Horse-riding-Rossnowlagh-Co-DonegalThere are a number of horse-riding and trekking activities in the area that can make your dreams of galloping across the golden sand come true.
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Golfers are spoiled for choice when visiting Rossnowlagh. Murvagh Golf Club and Driving Range is located 6 miles to our north. The Great Northern Hotel Gold Club is a short drive to the south. A 30-minute drive will take you to the world renowned Lough Erne Golf Resort in Co. Fermanagh.

Walks & Wildlife
If you want to keep your toes dry (ish!) there is a wealth of local flora, fauna and stunning views to explore on foot when you visit Rossnowlagh. The beach itself extends north around the shore as far as Murvagh. To the south, enjoy stunning views across the bay of Sligo and Benbulben

Durnesh Lake
Durnesh Lake is designated a Special Area of Conservation and is home to an abundance of birds, mammals and flora in their pristine native habitat. We will be happy to point you in the right direction to explore this wonderful amenity.

FishingFishing-Rossnowlagh-Co-DonegalThe north west has the clearest of waters and unspoiled lakes and rivers that will give you an angling experience to remember. You can choice from beaching fishing in Rossnowlagh, cast off from the pier at Creevy or drop a line for a salmon or trout at the The Drowes, just outside Bundoran.

Cycling in and around Rossnowlagh on its small winding roads might be the best way to take in the spectacular ever-changing views.


Oscar on the beach Rossnowlagh