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Blueflag beaches

In the county that boasts the highest number of Blue Flag beaches and the longest coastline in the country; you are never too far from a beach. Whether your preference is the panoramic type of the small inlet cove, there are literally hundreds to explore.

Downings Blue Flag Beach

Downings Beach, Downings

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.

Wheelchair accessible and close to the village so close to shops and toilet facilities

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

Information

Opens daily All Day
Closes daily All Day
Fee Free

Amenities

  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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