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Downings Blue Flag Beach

Availability: Jan - Dec

Address: Downings Beach , Downings , Co Donegal
Tel: +353 (0) 74 91 53900
Email: beaches@donegalcoco.ie

Downings Beach is located in the village of Downings (Na Dnaibh) in the Gaeltacht area on the Rosguill Peninsula in County Donegal. Downings takes pride of place in the sheltered Sheephaven Bay that hosts a diverse range of other beaches. The beach is particularly popular with Windsurfers, providing excellent opportunities for enthusiasts at all levels. A busy beach in the peak season, perfect for a family day out or extended stay. Beach Lifeguards Lifeguards will be on duty on this beach - from June until September. Hours of Work: 12.00pm - 18.30pm Emergency Contact Number: Dial 999 First Aid: There is a first Aid Kit available at: • Beach Lifeguard Hut - 12.00pm - 18.30pm Flags: Red/Yellow Flag - It is safe to swim and lifeguards are on duty. Swim between the flags. Red Flag - High Hazard. It is dangerous to enter the water. Lifeguards are on duty. No Flag - No Lifeguards on duty.

General Advice

All beach users are asked to take care when at the beach, and in particular: • Never swim alone - Or surf, dive or sail unless there is someone with you. Always engage in water activities with family or friends. Tell someone when you will be back. • Note Locations of Life Saving Equipment - Before entering the water familiarize yourself with the location of lifebuoys. • Report Missing or Damaged Lifesaving Equipment - If you find that lifebuoys are missing or vandalized, please contact the Blue Flag Co-ordinator, Donegal County Council, Central Laboratory, The Kube, Magheranan, Letterkenny. (074) 91 22787 or (074) 91 76276. Email - beaches@donegalcoco.ie

Check out also: www.blueflagireland.org

  • Highlights
  • Lifeguards on duty during the bathing season
  • First Aid Equipment when lifeguards are on duty
  • Toilets - Permanent Toilet Block (2 male + Urinal, 3 Female)
  • Drinking Water
  • Car Parking - Large Car park at entrance to beach