The Area


Portsalon’s wonderful blue flag beach is less than a 10 minute walk from the cottages.

Another 5 minutes walk bring you to the entrance to the golf links. Portsalon Golf Club has been extensively redesigned in the last few years and is now one of the finest links courses in Donegal. See also our Golf page….

The heart of Portsalon village is the pier area. Here you will find two establishments that will make your holiday stay an enjoyable one – Sarah’s Restaurant and The Stores Bar. Both these are family friendly and kayaks and pedal boats can be hired from The Stores. Fishing from the pier is also a popular activity.

Less than 2 km from the cottages are the superb Ballydaheen Gardens. These Japanese and English style gardens slope all the way down to the shores of Lough Swilly. The gardens meet the shore at the famous 7 Arches – these are a series of seven interconnecting sea caves have been excavated by the action of waves on ancient limestone rock.

The village of Portsalon itself is situated on the Fanad Peninsula. This beautiful peninsula stretches north from the village of Milford to Fanad Head and back down to the Georgian village of Ramelton. It has some of the most remarkable cliff scenery in Ireland, including outstanding examples of marine erosion. Knockalla coast road offers a spectacular drive overlooking Lough Swilly and Inishowen. The Fanad Peninsula Scenic Tour is a 72 km signposted circuit of the peninsula through breathtaking scenery.

For a holiday experience where a fantastic beach, a superb golf course and beautiful scenery are all on your doorstep, look no further than these wonderful holiday cottages in the lovely village of Portsalon.

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