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Rustic, Incredible Beauty

This little jaunt is not for the faint of heart. It's about 20 minutes ride, straight west out of... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rexburg, Idaho
Bit of a walk!

We went here on a windy September day with a toddler. Bit of a walk to the beach, the dunes were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ballymena, United Kingdom
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Ardara, Ireland
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All reviewssand duneslow tidecar parkrock formationsnice walkmiles and milespure white sandkeep an eyeamazing waterfallsunny daysmall shopwell worth the visitclamsshort driveen routewild atlantic waydonegal town
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Reviewed yesterday

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank rosyni
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank Vg1602
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Nicola B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank paulcoch30
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Huge and beautiful beach with awesome sand dunes and a cave.Huge stones and rocks to climb and spend a few hours in any weather.

Thank Kristina R
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Dip your feet in the cool clear water of this huge beach with miles of soft sand and the odd cave to investigate. Combine with Assaranca waterfall and the folk village. There is a charge for the car park of €3 and 50 cents for...More

Thank Marian E
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This was a great beach to visit and how fun that you can also go into the caves! We visited on a time limit unfortunately and I would definitely want to spend a good few hours here exploring and climbing. There was even a waterfall...More

Thank katyeddid2017
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Huge beach, amazing caves, hardly anyone around. A great adventure, all for a 3 euro parking fee. Highly recommended if you want to see the real wild Atlantic Way!

Thank Paul C
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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
Mia M
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
George B
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.