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Rossnowlagh Beach, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal

Rossnowlagh – ‘The Heavenly Cove’ is regarded by many as the most scenic and dramatic beach in the whole of the Northwest. Located on the dramatic Atlantic coast, just 8km northwest of Ballyshannon and 16km south of Donegal Town, the beach has fantastic views of the Donegal Bay coastline including Slieve League the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

Set in a 4km crescent of golden sand with the sparkle of shimmering waves breaking on the beach, it is popular for all kinds of watersports and is one of Irelands main surfing beaches. This Blue flag beach has a broad low-angle profile with well sorted fine sand as the dominant sediment.