Fanad Holiday Homes Donegal
Walkers will discover in the Fanad peninsula area a vast network of bog roads and mountain tracks to explore. There are 12 scenic walks ranging in distance from 4 km to16 km.
The views along some of the routes are breathtaking with a variety of rock formations along the way. The area contains deserted seashores, sandy beaches and rugged inland hills and glens.
The recently constructed Mulroy Bridge over Mulroy Bay gives access to all the amenities on the Rosguill Peninsula. Ballymacstocker Bay, a wonderful blue flag beach, stretches southwards from the holiday village of Portsalon.
This beach was voted 2nd best beach in the world by Sunday Observer in 2002. Ballyheirnan on the Atlantic ocean to the north of Fanad, is a surfers paradise with endless powerful waves.
Fanad Lighthouse was built by George Halpin and today serves as a helicopter base for the service and maintenance of all lighthouses along the northern coast. Along the Lough Swilly coastline there are impressive fortifications, built during Napoleonic times – indeed, one of these, on the shore front in Rathmullan, now houses the “Flight of the Earls” heritage centre while the other 2 are privately owned.
Golf courses on the Fanad Peninsula include the 9 hole Otway course and the fabulous links course at Portsalon.