Rossnowlagh Holiday Homes Donegal
Between Ballyshannon and Donegal lies Rossnowlagh with one of Ireland’s most beautiful stretches of beach – miles of golden sand enclosed by gentle hills. Belalt strand, more commonly known as Rossnowlagh strand is one of the finest in Ireland, and in recent years has become very popular with surfers not only from this country but from all over Europe and elsewhere in the world.
It faces west towards the Atlantic, an expanse of not quite golden sand stretching some 3 km from north to south. The Sandhouse Hotel is located adjacent to the beach, with a Surfers Bar attached.
Overlooking the beach and on the cliff is the Smuggler’s Creek Inn restaurant and bar, and there are several shops in the area, along with a Post-Office and Shop near the Franciscan Friary as well as The Thatch Tea House nearby.
The Franciscan Friary is located up from the southern end of the beach. The Friary has a Visitor Centre and contains the Donegal Historical Society Museum which houses a small collection including stone age flints and old Irish musical instruments.
The Friary also has beautiful gardens which are open to visitors. To the south-west further along the cliffs in the distance stands the ruined Kilbarron Castle which is accessible via Creevy.