Donegal is blessed with a diverse and beautiful landscape of hills, woodlands, glens, lakes, and beaches which all come together to create a paradise for outdoor activities. If you’re heading to Donegal on your holiday and you love the great outdoors, then read on and see what’s instore for you…
Why not try some sea kayaking while in Donegal and discover one of the most beautiful coastlines that Ireland has to offer. The glorious coastline around Donegal and the Inishowen Peninsula is ideal for kayaking with lots of sheltered bays and inlets. As you paddle along you’re guaranteed to see some amazing wildlife like; basking sharks, dolphins, seals and a variety of birds.
For more check our JustKayak.ie
There are lots of superb dive sites in Donegal especially near Burtonport, which has easy access to a variety of dive sites. Conditions for diving are excellent with pristine blue waters and lots of island providing shelter. Check out Inishfree Charters website for more.
Another popular dive centre is Mevagh Dive Centre (located at Carrigart in Donegal) where you can choose from wreck dives, scenic dives and drift dives.
Sightseeing Coastal Cruise
What better way to explore the spectacular north west coast of Ireland than by a sightseeing cruise. Sail around the islands and headlands of Donegal and enjoy a spot of scenery or just sit back and admire the views. The cruises last from 1.5 to 2 hours and a guide on board will keep you well informed on attractions and points of interest as you sail past.
For more check out the Saoire Mara website
Want to try your hand at some deep sea angling? Whether you’re experienced or a novice, deep sea fishing in the waters of the Atlantic off Donegal coast is an unforgettable experience! You might even catch some conger eel or even shark!! Skipper Neil Gallagher will welcome you aboard The Lonnir which will sail into the blue waters of the Atlantic and the sheltered bays around Donegal for your fishing expedition. For more see Donegal Sea Angling website
Prefer to explore Donegal by horseback? Then head for Bundoran to the Donegal Equestrian Holiday centre 1km outside the town. This centre caters for all ages and all levels of horse riding experience. They have over 45 horses and offer everything from a 20 minute country trail trek to a 2 hour beach ride. You can also avail of a full day trek, which can be tailor made to include the destinations that you would like to visit. Check out the Donegal Equestrian Holiday website for more
These are just some of the activities on offer in the beautiful County Donegal. If you have some more – why not add them to the list using the comment box below?