Culdaff beach, Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal

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Culdaff Beach

Top choice in Inishowen Peninsula

This Blue Flag beach is great for swimming and windsurfing. You can wander its gorgeous length and get lost in the grassy sand dunes, and there's a fun playground for kids too. Lifeguards are on duty from June to September. There's an annual New Year's Day charity swim in the freezing water, which is a hoot.

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