Killahoey is yet another of Donegal’s Blue Flag beaches. This one is high, wide and handsome, with lots of room for walking, playing and even horseriding.
On a dull August day we swam alone in lovely clear water. It was a bit choppy but still fine for a good swim. It was disappointing to see the beach deserted but a good swim nonetheless.
Killahoey is quite open and you are well advised to bring a windbreak if you plan to stay. There is a large car park with portable toilets. The barrier at the beach entrance blocks access for wheelchairs bur you will be able to lift a buggy over it. Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Directions: From Letterkenny take the N56 and just before you come into Dunfanaghy watch for a sign post for the beach. ( Why they don’t highlight that this is a Blue Flag beach escapes us).
OSI Map No. 2