Bundoran boasts not one but two great beaches – Main Beach and Tullan Strand.
Bundoran’s Main Beach covers a distance of approximately 500 metres and is easily accessible from the centre of town with plenty of parking. When the tide is out, around 10 acres of sandy beach is provided.
Bar one year, the beach has been awarded the internationally recognised Blue Flag.
The bathing area is a designated bathing water and is approx. 0.04499km2 and the extent along the water is approximately is 300m.
Water Depth: The depth of the water on the shoreline increases within 10 metres off the shore to a depth of 1 metre and gradually increases with the slope of the shore. There is a sand bar off the beach which is visible at low tide.
Tidal Range: The water line within the designated area is approximately 300 metres. Tidal ranges are in the Mesomareal tidal range (2-4m). Tides can be checked here
Type of Bathing Water: Bundoran beach consists of a sandy beach in a sheltered bay in the centre of Bundoran town facing Donegal Bay and the Atlantic. The beach is exposed at times during the tidal phase during the day. The beach is bounded on the North and South by rocks and on the east by the promenade roadway. The bathing area contains a large sandbank which can change substantially with tidal changes. There can also be rip currents present within the patrol area of the beach.
In 2022 a new beach wheelchair was made available for Main Beach.
For further information on Main Beach, see Beaches.ie
Tullan Strand can be described as a surfer’s paradise. Voted in 2016 by Red Bull as Ireland’s best beginner surf beach, this vast strand provides one of the county’s most beautiful unspoilt beaches and is popular with water-sports users and other leisure users.
The beach covers a distance of over 2km (as far as the Erne Estuary) and is accessible via Tullan Strand Road at the East End of Bundoran.
A number of surf schools operate at Tullan Strand and boards may also be rented out.
READ – Failte Ireland Watersports Facility announced for Tullan Strand
Water Depth: The depth of the water on the shoreline increases within 10 metres off the shore to a depth of 1 metre and gradually increases with the slope of the shore.
Tidal Range: The water line within the designated area is approximately 2000 metres. Tidal ranges are in the Mesomareal tidal range (2-4m). Tides can be checked here
Type of Bathing Water: It is not advised to bathe at Tullan Strand due to the presence of a strong rip current.
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