Welcome to Portsalon & Fanad Head
A spectacular rollercoaster of a road hugs the sea cliffs from Rathmullan to Portsalon (Port an tSalainn), passing the early 19th-century Knockalla Fort, one of six built to defend against a possible French invasion – the history is told at its companion, Fort Dunree, across the lough. You'll see the lovely length of Ballymastocker Beach swing gloriously into view, with Portsalon at its northern end.
From Portsalon, the 8km scenic drive to the lighthouse on the rocky tip of Fanad Head is simply beautiful. The lighthouse and its environs is perfect photographing territory.