Best Beaches on The Planet
Ballymastocker Bay is among the most stunning stretches of coastline on the planet – so spectacular in fact that The Observer Magazine branded it the second most beautiful beach in the word. This magnificent beach is just 15 minutes’ drive from the hotel and stretches for miles, from Knockalla Hill to Portsalon. Ballymastocker Bay is a must-visit Donegal destination all year around and whatever the weather.
Rathmullan’s beach which bore witness to one of the most significant events in Irish history in 1607 – the Flight of the Earls – is just 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
Whether you're looking for beautiful seaside views, a day out with the kids or a romantic evening walk on the beach with your other half, Rathmullan is the perfect choice. The beaches at Rathmullan are safe for swimming and for enjoying water sports - Rathmullan's Sailing and Water Sports School also operates on the beach. There’s a children’s playground where the kids can enjoy fun and frolics. For the more romantically inclined, the sunset tours of Lough Swilly provide an ideal way to top off your outdoors adventure. The nearby An Bonnan Buí Café and Bistro is a great spot to take a break while exploring some of the rich history of the area in its Flight of the Earls Exhibition.
Among the host of other spectacular beaches within short driving distance of the hotel are Drumnacraig Beach, Doaghbeg Beach, Portsalon Beach (Blue Flag), and Ballyhiernan Bay.