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Maghera Beach and Caves

Ardara, Ireland
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Is Not safe for swimming but Beautiful unspoilt beach

Is Not safe for swimming but Beautiful unspoilt beach and fabulous drive up past the assaranca... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
White beaches, fun caves, high waves

We stayed in Ardara and this was about a 15 minute drive and well worth it. Walking across white... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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“sand dunes” (14 reviews)
“low tide” (16 reviews)
“car park” (16 reviews)
Ardara, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Is Not safe for swimming but Beautiful unspoilt beach and fabulous drive up past the assaranca waterfall. Essential to visit when visiting ardara but make sure you have cash with you in the summer months because you will have to pay for parking but it's...More

Thank Mary-domino
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed in Ardara and this was about a 15 minute drive and well worth it. Walking across white sand dunes to see the wild Atlantic crashing onto the shore and then we ducked inside to have a look at the beautiful natural caves. If...More

Thank ainemcardle2
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

The sand dunes, grasses blowing in the wind, caves, and sculptured rock formations make this finely sanded beach pretty darn sweet.

Thank Don M
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A delightful and quiet beach and - no matter which way you come - the scenery is magnificent. The beach is spotless and the surroundings unspoilt/

Thank Pablo393
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Took a short drive out from town to this beach -- really nice. Sandy, great views -- another lovely Ireland beach.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

All the beaches in Donegal are breathtaking, but this one was my favorite as there are caves to explore and its a quick drive just outside the town of Ardara. On the way there you pass an amazing waterfall that you can stand right at...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Maghera beach came as a total surprise to us when we visited the day was very clouded and sunny spells and rain and wind so a typical irish day in the west but maghera beach stands as one of the most beautiful beaches i ever...More

Thank JonFr
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely perfect place for a nice day out! Almost always empty, many times we have had the whole beach to ourselves!!

Thank murphylaurentravel
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Best kept secret so do not tell anyone. Why these beaches are not visited is beyond me as the sand is golden and dunes delightful. Dogs welcome to chase their balls and views are magnificent. Do not why I am reviewing as maybe one day...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We visited at sunset and the tide was low, which meant that we could explore the caves (they are located in the south end of the beach). The geology is spectacular! Please be thoughtful and at the carpark, located outside a farm, enter through a...More

Thank sonyamsonyamsonyam
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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 oscottcard | Reviewed this property |
There weren't any obvious signs of a campground. Only the parking lot and path thru the dunes to the beach. I do know that there is an apartment that can be rented. Looks really nice.
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.