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Coastal Walks

Distance & drive from resort

Your Wild Atlantic Way adventure awaits – A stay at Donegal Boardwalk Resort offers the unique opportunity to explore Donegal and breathe in the sea air along the Wild Atlantic Way . There is no better feeling than the anticipation of a coastal break to recharge the batteries. We are fortunate here in Carrickart to have an abundance of visitor attractions and places of interest to visit on our doorstep. Your host, George and his team have a wealth of knowledge on the very best things to do in the area which they are delighted to share with you. Here are just some of their recommendations to explore Donegal and enjoy a true local experience. .
DOE CASTLE
5.4km – 6MINS

Doe Castle, ancient seat of the Mac Sweeney Chiefs of Doe, is beautifully situated on an inlet of Sheephaven Bay in north-west Donegal. The castle stands on a small peninsula called Cannon Point and is protected on three sides by the sea and on the fourth side by a trench hewn from solid rock.

ARDS FRIARY
12.5km – 15MINS
The church and friary were built in 1966 on the site of the old Ards House. This very peaceful place is set in mature woodland near the north-eastern tip of Ards peninsula and has an interesting selection of exotic trees. It was to the small pier south of the friary that coal and other goods used to be delivered, and silica sand exported, which was mined on nearby Muckish Mountain.
ATLANTIC DRIVE
14.8km – 20MINS
The Atlantic Drive is a short but very spectacular road around the rosguill Peninsula , which encapsulates the dramatic marriage of two natural elements-the ageless land of Donegal and the timeless courtship of the Atlantic , which has forged a glorious alliance of great beauty. As it is only about 12km around, you will best appreciate it if you walk or cycle.
THE GREAT POLLET ARCH
5.4km- 6MINS
The Great Pollet Arch on the eastern shores of Fanad Peninsula is a particularly fine example of a Donegal sea arch. It stands as testimony to the sheer power of the Atlantic Ocean as it carves its way through solid rock.
HORN HEAD
22.8km – 29MINS
Horn Head (Irish: Corran Binne, “Hollow in the Hills”) is a peninsula with a range of beetling mountains projecting into the Atlantic. Temple Arch is a natural stone formation in one of them. Numerous remains of Neolithic stone circles and tombs can be found in the Horn Head area.

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