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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.

Rossnowlagh Blue Flag Beach

Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal

Rossnowlagh (Ros Neamhlach) Beach is located on the South Coast of Donegal, approximately 6 km from Ballintra and Ballyshannon and approximately 8 kilometres south of Donegal Town, County Donegal.

Rossnowlagh Beach stretches from the cliffs at Coolmore in the south, to the rock outcrop at Carrickfad and is renowned as one of Irelands main surfing beaches.

Rossnowlagh beach has soft, golden sand and exceptional views; Rossnowlagh is very popular with both local residents and tourists.

The surf here is perfect for beginners and the local surf school offers tuition and equipment rental. As well as surfers, this beach also attracts walkers, swimmers and sailors.

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 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

  • Parking (free)
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair Accessible

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