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57. Portsalon Beaches and Fanad Head on the Fanad Peninsula


From Rathmullan you can drive north to the wonder beaches near Portsalon, there is a nearby village with a cafe and pub!

... which you look down on with a good view from the road before continuing on to Fanad Head and its lighthouse ....


... which is magnificently set on the cliffs.




A small empty beach near Fanad Head lighthouse.


Looking back up Lough Swilly.


Looking across to Dunree Head-



The rocks and coastal walking near Fanad Head Lighthouse.


 A great area for coastal walking - great views along the coast










Lichen on the rocks ....

.... 'modern sculptured' rocks ....

.... and sea sculptured tree trunk at Fanad Head - collectively well worth a Turner Prize!


'Little Ros' has a final stroll before driving back to Rathmullan.


Looking across to Loch Swilly and the Inishowen Peninsula.

Fanad Head, Fanad Lighthouse, Fanad Peninsula, Co. Donegal, Ireland: At the end of the road to the lighthouse there is only limited parking so beware. There is more parking space back up the road and I think we passed a pub nearby too. There are wonderful views all round and too the west you can get down onto the shingle beach for a picnic.



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