Inishowen Peninsula in detail


Feature: Washed-up Treasures

Beachcombers will find more than empty shells along the Inishowen coast. The area is renowned for its raised beaches, stranded above the high-water mark by postglacial uplift, and littered with semiprecious stones: cornelian, agate, jasper and more. You'll see them on the beaches along the northern coast of Malin Head, near Banba's Crown and Ballyhillin, but don't be tempted to pocket your finds: removing stones from the beach is illegal.