Carrickfinn is another of Donegal’s impressive Blue Flag beaches with a wide expanse of sand sheltered by peninsulas on either side. We arrived on a dull,cloudy day and certainly didn’t see it at its best. Despite this we had a grand swim in calm clear water with a few waves thrown in to keep the surfers happy. There was a gradual wade in and nice soft sand underfoot. It seems like a good spot for kids to splash and play.
Access to the beach from the small car park is along a sandy path which is ok for buggies but, once again, very difficult for wheelchairs. The car park has a couple of portaloos.
Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
Take heed of that warning sign about soft sand conditions near the stream.
Directions: From Dungloe take the N56 toward Dunfanaghy. At the small village of Loughanure take the left turn signpo sted for Annagary. In Annagary take the R259 and after a few kilometres you take a right turn signposted for the Airport. After a short distance on this road you will see the beach signpost
Ordnance Survey Map No. 1.