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Donegal Town

Just 15 minutes drive from the Sandhouse Hotel, Donegal Town is a fairytale of a place, featuring a charming harbour, serene beaches and stoic stone remains of centuries past.

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Slieve League

The highest sea cliffs in Europe, Slieve League is a breathtaking Peninsula just a 1 hour drive from the Sandhouse Hotel. This location is stunning in any weather.

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Rossnowlagh

Right on our doorstep, Rossnowlagh beach is one of the largest and most popular beaches in Donegal. Grab a board and go for a surf or just enjoy a leisurely walk and take in the sights and sounds.

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Bundoran

Just a short drive from Sandhouse Hotel, Bundoran is a bustling seaside town with exciting nightlife and summer festivals.

Tullan Strand

Tullan Strand, one of Donegal’s renowned surf beaches, is a 2km beach that is very popular surfing spot within walking distance from Bundoran.

Ballyshannon

Explore charming Ballyshannon in County Donegal. Recognised as Ireland’s Oldest Town, Ballyshannon is a historical treasure chest with amazing Traditional and Rock and blues Festivals during the Summer.

Mullaghmore Head

Mullaghmore Head in County Sligo is a very special place and a deserving Signature Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point. It is a famous surfing destination with the stunning Classiebawn Castle in its backdrop.

Malin Beag

Silver Strand beach is one of the most dramatic beaches in Ireland dramatised by the surrounding high, horseshoe-shaped cliffs. The Bay is accessed by a steeply sloping series of steps.

St. John’s Point

St. John’s Point is at the end of a narrow peninsula which juts into Donegal Bay, south of the village of Inver.  It guides from Donegal Bay and marks the north side of the bay leading to Killybegs Harbour.

Our Favourite Things To Do

Beginner Surfing

Surfing

Nestled quietly in the peaceful Donegal bay along Ireland’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, Rossnowlagh is one of the best places in Europe and maybe even the world to learn to surf!

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Donegal Bay Waterbus

Donegal Bay Waterbus

The Donegal Bay Waterbus is a purpose built, luxury passenger boat, capable of comfortably taking 160 passengers on a sight seeing cruise they will remember for the rest of their lives.

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Slieve League Boat Tours

Sliabh Liag Boat Trips have been running since 1995 and are a family run charter boat who do boat trips to Sliabh Liag Cliffs and eco trips on Donegal bay.

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Donegal Music Trails

Donegal Music Trails

Immerse yourself in the authentic experience of traditional Donegal with Donegal Music Trails, offering tours throughout the county. See breathtaking sights and hidden gems, sample local delicacies, and learn all about local culture, music, song and dance.

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Blue Ferry Boat Trip

Arranmore Island is an idyllic island off the west coast of County Donegal. The island has world renowned cliff scenery offering stunning views of the Atlantic, beautiful sand and stone beaches and traditional music sessions in it’s pubs, offering something for everyone. Book your boat trip with Blue Ferry Boat Tours.

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Castle Adventure Farm

Perfect for a family day out, Castle Adventure Farm is situated on a stunning 17th Century Castle just 2 miles from Sandhouse Hotel. Whether it’s a family day out, or birthday celebration, you can be sure to have fun, come rain or shine.

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Bundoran Equestrian Centre

Bundoran Equestrian Centre

The beauty of Ireland’s dramatic north west coastline awaits riders of all abilities at Bundoran Equestrian Centre. Experienced riders get the opportunity to gallop down Tullan Strand and splash in the cool clear water of the Atlantic Ocean.

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