Map of Portsalon

Map of Portsalon

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Knockalla Bends, a scenic drive in Donegal overlooking Ballymastocker Beach in Portsalon Donegal © Gareth Wray Photography

About Portsalon

Portsalon is located on a stunning peninsula in the North of Ireland, this picturesque coastal townland is situated on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way. This region is also located on the scenic Lough Swilly, a glacial fjord or sea inlet lying between the western side of the Inishowen Peninsula and the Fanad Peninsula, in County Donegal. Lough Swilly along with Carlingford Lough and Killary Harbour it is one of three glacial fjords in Ireland. 

The area is world renowned for its Blue Flag beach, Ballymastocker, once deemed to be the second most beautiful beach in the world by The Observer. Our coastal self-catering holiday cottages in Donegal are only 4 km from Ballymastocker Bay and its magnificent sandy beach. 

After a long walk or sea dip on Ballymastocker beach head to The Stores ‘Olde’ World Bar located on the pier at Portsalon. Here you and your self-catering guests will discover a traditional Irish bar, restaurant, and shop all under one roof! A wonderful place to stop and reflect on your next holiday in Donegal. 

There are many water-sports in the local area, you could go sea angling and shark fishing with Deep Blue Watersports. Or you and your self-catering guests can explore Lough Swilly on their pleasure cruiser based on the shores of beautiful Lough Swilly in Portsalon. 

Portsalon Golf Club is located 9 km from our lovely self-catering Donegal holiday cottages. Founded in 1891 this well-known links course was designed by Charles Thompson. If you enjoy cooking then take a trip to Rosnakil Fishery and buy the local catch of the day! Then sit back and enjoy a home-cooked dinner at your unique holiday cottages in Donegal, while taking in the stunning views across Lough Swilly from your coastal cottage. 

Enjoy a picturesque drive along “Fanad Scenic Drive” from your self catering holiday cottage. This well signposted touring route encircles the Peninsula, its dramatic coastline ranges from majestic cliffs and headlands to spectacular sandy beaches which are amongst the finest in the world. En route you must visit the dramatic and beautiful Fanad Head Lighthouse. 

There are a number of equestrian centres in the local area, Golden Sands Equestrian Centre, 10 km away in Rathmullen and Ashtree Stables is 20 km away. Trek and hack along quiet mountain roads and on peaceful sandy beaches on your next self catering holiday in Donegal. 

Ireland’s most northerly point Malin Head is well worth the drive, experience rugged coastal landscape and attractive beaches along the 79 km drive. Donegal is an area for all tastes, including walking, fishing, swimming, photography, cycling and water sports enthusiasts love this part of the Wild Atlantic Way. There are many outdoor pursuits available all year-round. For a perfect holiday contact us to help you choose the right holiday accommodation to suit your Donegal break. 

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