Dunfanaghy is renowned as one of the most scenic holiday destinations on the northwest coast and is situated on the shores of the shallow, sandy inlet of Sheephaven Bay. Protected by the magnificent bulk of horn head to the north the village has managed to preserve its architectural and scenic beauty, which together with a varied and unique array of natural and purpose built amenities has ensured its continued popularity. Sheephaven Bay is becoming recognised for the quality of the surf waves in such breathtaking and historic surroundings. Nearby Marble Hill just outside Port na Blagh is a stunning location with a fantastic beach called marble Hill Strand. Dunfanaghy and its surrounding area is steeped in history and within a five mile radius of the village there are 175 recorded archaeological sites.
To the north of Dunfanaghy, Horn Head offers a wonderful panoramic view of the northwest from Bloody Foreland to the Rosguill Peninsula, whilst the magnificent golden sands of Tramore Beach lie on each site of the isthmus of Horn Head and are accessible along the public footpath leading through the dunes from Horn Head Bridge. A little further on is McSwine’s Gun; this is a sea cave with a blow-hole which spouts water, with a thunderous roar, to a height of 30 feet during north-westerly gales, a truly impressive sight.