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Current Bathing Advisory Notices


No Bathing Advisory notices currently in place.




Blue Flag Beaches and Green Coasts


Donegal has 11 Blue Flag beaches at Rossnowlagh, Murvagh, Fintra, Naran (Portnoo), Carrickfinn, Killahoey (Dunfanaghy), Marblehill, Portsalon (Magherawarden), Stroove, Culdaff and Downings.  


Rathmullan marina has been awarded a Blue Flag for the first time this year. Rathmullan is only the second marina in Donegal to receive a Blue Flag with Greencastle marina retaining it’s Blue Flag for the third year in a row.  


There are also 4 beaches with Green Coast status at Ballyheirnan (Fanad), Drumnatinney (Falcarragh), Magheroarty and Dooey.


Wheelchair accessible beaches


13 beaches in Donegal are currently wheelchair accessible including Bundoran, Culdaff, Downings, Fintra, Lady's Bay, Lisfannon, Murvagh, Naran Portnoo, Port Arthur, Portnablagh, Rathmullan, Rossnowlagh and Stroove.


Donegal County Council has beach wheelchairs available for use as follows:



Rathmullan Beach in association with Rathmullan Sailing & Watersports School.

Contact: or phone Aengus at 086 8123019.  



Downings Beach in association with Downings Tidy Towns. 

Contact: 087 6152351



Contact: Donegal Airport at 074 95 48284



Contact: Shandon Hotel at 074 91 36137




Rossnowlagh Beach wheelchair is available from the Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa. Tel: +353 (0) 71 9851777 or email



Contact: Mary Nicholson at 074 9545216.


To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you book in advance. Beach wheelchairs are free of charge however Terms & Conditions apply.


Lifeguards are employed on all Blue Flag Beaches and at Bundoran, Lisfannon and Rathmullan beach over the bathing season. 








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