Continent
Europe
Country
Ireland
Next Big City
Belfast
Next Town
Donegal, Bundoran
 
Type:
Ocean
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Rooms, Camping, Rescue, Toilet, Food, Parking

Water

Type:
Chop, Small wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Clean
Best Tide:
No information

Choppy waves.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Tidal
Hazards:
Cars
Beach Users:
No information

5 miles from Ballyshannon gets very busy in the summer with all sorts of surfers and some kite flying. Soft sand in places. If you want peace and quiet then park at the car park away from the hotel at the other end of the bay with lots of room. Beach can disappear at high tide. Also the surfers bar! Rossnowlagh beach is beautiful, approximately 2 miles long with firm smooth sand. The beach is ideal for kite buggying. The beach is accessible to cars and can get quite crowded so watch out for sunbathers, pedestrians and vehicles. However, during the summer a section of the beach is cordoned off. Also to note is that the tide comes in quite far and once it reaches a certain point it comes in quite quickly. Around the headland, is the Manor House beach which is quieter and not accessible with cars. Access is through the Manor House caravan park. You can park your car in the Manor House car park.

Weather

Spring:
Normal
Summer:
Shorty, Normal
Fall:
Normal
Winter:
Thick

All year round is possible, but in winter very cold with thick wetsuit. Summer shorty can be possible, normally a long wetsuit is very common.

Wind

Best Months:
March, April, May, September, October
Wind Type:
Frontal
Best Direction:
S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW
Main Direction:
SW, WSW, W

The wind is fairly reliable, 10-30 knots. An onshore wind is a westerly wind and it is quiet common.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

Rossnowlagh is on the main road to Ballyshannon/Ballintra, about a quarter of a mile from the south end of Rossnowlagh beach just 5 miles west of Ballyshannon and is a very small coastal village.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information