A variety of outdoor pursuits is available for everyone visiting Ballyliffin and Inishowen.

Kids Play Area

The eco-friendly children’s play area beside the beach is a magnet for children under 12.

Beach Walk

The Beach Walk on the edge of the golf course and Pollan Strand is highly popular with visitors and locals alike and is suitable for all ages.

Walking Routes

Other designated walks are graded in difficulty and are recommended for nature lovers with Bulbin, Rachtin and Binion in the background.

One of the most attractive walks is at Glenevin Waterfall which provides a safe path for visitors to reach the spectacular falls. Car parking is provided at Glen House.


Doagh Island offers winter and summer attractions for all ages. Fishing to suit all types of fishermen is available locally – beach fishing at Pollan Bay and Culdaff, rock fishing at Bunagee near Culdaff, sea angling boat hire at Bunagee, river fishing on the Crana and in local lakes.


Yachts can find a safe anchorage at Fahan marina or at Moville, Inch and Buncrana and Rathmullan.


Divers will be spoiled for choice with dozen of sites within close reach of the coast out as far as Inistrahull.

Horse Riding

Horseriding is provided at Tullagh Bay Equestrian Centre which is only a few minutes from Ballyliffin.

Bike Hire

Bikes are available for hire in Ballyliffin and near Carndonagh.


For those with a love of theatre, the Cairn in Greencastle presents musical pageants in July and August, with traditional Irish music, song and dance.


Golf – Ballyliffin golf club takes its place among the world’s great golf courses and is ranked among the top 100 golf courses in the UK and Ireland, read more……

Inishowen 100 Senic Drive

The “Inishowen 100″ is one of Ireland’s most scenic drives. Its a 100-mile (160km) circular route around the Inishowen Peninsula in North East Donegal.


Pollan Strand is the ideal location for surfing, body boarding and canoe surfing, with Atlantoc facing waves almost year round.


In the Ballyliffin area, the highlight is the Clonmany Festival in early August, with a feast of music, singing competitions, an agricultural show exhibiting livestock.

Bird Watching

Ballyliffin is a haven for birdwatchers, with some migratory and wading birds seen throughout the year.

Arts & Crafts

The stunning scenery and bright natural light of the peninsula has attracted artists for generations : Maurice Wilks, Derek Hill, Norah McGuinness, renowned English print-maker.