Culdaff is a real gem and not far behind Portsalon in the ‘best beach in Donegal’ league table.
Nestling in Culdaff Bay, with a pier at one end and Dunmore Head at the other, the beach here is well sheltered. When we visited, the water was clear and lovely for swimming. There was a gradual wade in and the sand underfoot added to the whole experience.
While the beach is long, there are a couple of smaller sections at one end sheltered by rocks and good for children to play in and be watched. For any one with energy there is plenty of room for walking and running.
Overall, this is one of Donegal’s best beaches.
Blue Flag beach with lifeguards in the summer months. The first car park you come to has basic toilets and a concrete ramp which then runs into soft sand. It is fine for buggies, but very difficult for wheelchairs. The second car park has a children’s play area beside it.
Directions: From Moville take the R238 signposted Gleneeely. At Gleneeely take a right turn signposted Culdaff . You then have to watch carefully for a sharp right turn signposted ‘ Tra’.
Ordnance Survey Map No. 3