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Amazing views

We parked in the car park and walked up the road to the beach. Wow what views. The sand dunes were... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Dublin Ireland
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Pleasant walk with stunning views

The beach is only a short drive from Ardara and there is a small car park. Access to the beach and... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Tim G
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We parked in the car park and walked up the road to the beach. Wow what views. The sand dunes were white sand and so steep, we had great fun running down them. Then arrived to the beach and WOW what views. We arrived when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SarbDublinIreland
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The beach is only a short drive from Ardara and there is a small car park. Access to the beach and the caves is free but parking is 3 euro for a car. There are toilets on site. Some of the caves are a little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tim G
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Really enjoyed my visit to this beach. No-one else there! Very interesting geological structures in the cliffs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rambler2008
Reviewed 3 October 2018

One of the most glorious spots ever. Like so many of the best places in Donegal, it takes a little finding but I was blown away by it. The beach is so unspoiled, so big, the sand incredible, the waterfall cascading into a blue pool...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Daragh C
Reviewed 23 September 2018

This little jaunt is not for the faint of heart. It's about 20 minutes ride, straight west out of Ardara to a parking area with a family-owned looking booth. A young kid took a few bucks to allow us to park. A beautiful waterfall called...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Steveage
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We went here on a windy September day with a toddler. Bit of a walk to the beach, the dunes were great for sheltering us from the breeze, I can imagine it would be fantastic on a good day!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rosyni
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We loved this place, despite arriving in driving mist. Maghera Beach and Caves is off the beaten track and certainly the road to it from the direction of Adara is one less frequented. And the road leading to Crockuna offers some spectacular views (particularly looking...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Halfhighlander
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful beach and caves. Miles and Miles of golden sand. Very idyllic and spotless. A little off the beaten path but very worth the trip

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Vg1602
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Visited in a group of 16 people, kids & adults.. Stunning beach.. Secure car park.. 3euro to park your car.. & 50 cents to use the toilet 😂 Fabulous sand dunes.. Kids loved the caves although you have to watch the tide! Great time spent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Lovely sand, quite secluded and not that easy to find, worth it. Tide does come in faster than you'd expect, we had to paddle to shore!

Date of experience: August 2018
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6 August 2017|
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Response from Greg S | Reviewed this property |
There were some boardwalk-type walks that got you out through the dunes, but to actually get out over the dunes and to the caves, it is all heavy sand. Depending on the time of day if you are able to get over the dunes, the... More
6 June 2016|
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Response from Alan M |
As far as I am aware you cannot camp here, in the 40 years that I have been coming here, I have never seen a tent. The nearest camping sites would be at Tramore, Rosbeg and Portnoo, both about 10 miles away (which isn't far... More
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7 January 2015|
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Response from Olivia K | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking lot at these coordinates: 54.762501, -8.527440 From there, walk up the road toward a lone farm house. When you get there, there will be a gate to your right. That is the entrance to the beach.