Top Things To Do In Bundoran

Top things to do in Bundoran

There’s always something to do in Bundoran!

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1 – Take a dip in an outdoor pool

We’ve got two great outdoor pools – the Thrupenny Pool just below Waterworld and the West End Pool.

2 – Taste some of Bundoran’s great food and drink offering

Homemade, freshly made and freshly & locally sourced are the order of the day in establishments the length of the town. For suggestions on where to eat click here

3 – Learn to Surf

Bundoran is Ireland’s Surf Capital and there’s no better place to learn how to ride the waves. We’ve got 5 surf schools who will teach you the moves and the etiquette so you can get it right from the start. For more click here

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4 – Chill out on our Blue Flag beach

The Blue Flag flying at Bundoran’s Main Beach guarantees safe and clean bathing water and a clean surrounding. It’s one of the 90 sites in Ireland and one of the 14 in county Donegal with a Blue Flag! Remember to always obey the lifeguard’s instructions and be careful in the water. Read more here

5 – Grab a picture of the sunset!

If it’s one thing we know how to do, it’s sunsets!

6 – Just Chill Out…

There’s lots of spots to bring a coffee or a book and chill out with some time to yourself.

7 – Walk one of our coastal routes

We’re lucky enough to have some of the best coastal walks in the country – don’t even start us on the views!

8 – Ride a horse on Tullan Strand

It’s on many’s the bucket list! Gallop (or canter) across a mile of sandy beach or through the neighbouring sand dunes. For more information, click here

9 – Take a Selfie

Bundoran is awash with amazing and scenic view points all of which lend themselves perfectly to a selfie or three! Check out our selfie trail here

10 – Hang out with the fairies!

The Fairy Bridges is our oldest tourist attraction and it continues to wow visitors! (Also great for a photo opportunity!). In 2018 it was named as one of Ireland’s Hidden Gems.

And make a wish!

The Wishing Chair is an essential part of a visit to the Fairy Bridges. Read more about the Wishing Chair here

11 – Play 18 holes with stunning sea views

Bundoran Golf Club is located on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way offering breathtaking panoramic views of Donegal Bay and back to the Dartry Mountains of Leitrim.  Surrounding the Course you will see locals and visitors enjoying the famous cliff edge Roguey Walk, stopping at the Fairy Bridges, you may see surfers enjoying the waves at The Peak and Tullan Strand and marine visitors such as dolphins and seals. Bundoran GC, designed by Harry Vardon, is a testing 18 hole adesign philosophy was “ to give pleasure to golfers of all degrees”.

12 – Experience Bundoran from 36 metres above ground!

The View Wheel is in place throughout the summer months at Bundoran Adventure Park offering stunning 360 degree views across Donegal Bay and right back to the Dartry mountains of County Leitrim.

13 – Jump from Top Rock

Not one for the faint hearted, top rock is the legendary cliff jump above the diving board beneath the Roguey Walk. Please be aware of the tides. Ask a lifeguard on the beach if you are unsure.

14 – Take a Road Trip

Bundoran is ideally located to take a roadtrip into counties Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and Fermanagh! Base yourself here and head north, south or east to explore what the area has to offer! One of our favourite drives is the Gleniff Horseshoe just 15 minutes drive away. For suggestions of other things to do in the locality click here

15 – Check out the museum

Bundoran’s museum is located in the community centre on Main Street in the vaults of the old bank! Experience the many layers of Bundoran’s history including tourism, military and music! The museum is currently open Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm.

16 – Have an “eventful” time!

There are events all year round in Bundoran – from music to culture to sports. One of the biggest events is Sea Sessions but of course there’s also the Bundoran 10, the annual classic car show and St Patrick’s Day. Check out the latest events here.

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