Two Donegal beaches have made it into the prestigious Lonely Planet’s Top Ten beaches in Ireland.
Both Ballymastocker Bay in Portsalon and Trá Mór in Dunfanaghy.
The travel publisher named the top ten of best beaches to visit.
Eight of the ten beaches were along Ireland’s west coast.
Well-known travel writer Fionn Davenport described Ireland’s coastline as “a beachgoer’s paradise”.
Ballymastocker Bay is already a very well-known beach around the globe after it was voted the second most beautiful beach in the world by Observer newspaper readers.
The arrival of Dunfanaghy beach Trá Mór onto the list will increase the popularity of Dunfanaghy even more this summer.
With Ireland still in lockdown and overseas travel still not happening, staycationing on Donegal’s beaches will be top of the public’s plans.
Here is the list of Ireland’s best beaches, as chosen by Lonely Planet.
Dog’s Bay/Gurteen Bay, Co Galway
Trá Mór, Dunfanaghy, Co Donegal
Keem Bay, Achill, Co Mayo
Streedagh Strand, Co Sligo
Inch Strand, Co Kerry
Banna Strand, Co Kerry
Trawmore Bay, Achill Island, Co Mayo
Ballyquin Beach, Ardmore, Co Waterford
Ballymastocker Bay, Co Donegal
Killiney Beach, Co Dublin