Pollan Bay appears to be a popular holiday beach and there were plenty of surfers in the water when we were there. The water is lovely and clear and sandy underfoot. The Bay is sheltered and seems to be a good place for swimming.
The beach itself is sandy at the car park end but stony further on. There are rocks for shelter at one end along with the dunes to the rear. The car park is a good size and there is both wheelchair and buggy access from it to the beach. Near the car park there is also a children’s playground.
Directions: From Carndonagh take the R240 for Buncrana. After about 1 kilometre you turn right onto the R238 for Ballyliffin. In this village watch out for a right turn signposted for Pollan Bay.
Ordnance Survey Map No: 3