Surfing at Culdaff Inishowen

Culdaff is a tiny little village which can be found on the North East coast of the Inishowen Peninsula. Culdaff Blue Flag Beach can be found nearby and is one of the finest surfing spots in the country. It is popular amongst surfers across Europe and a number of surf schools operate from there.

It is renowned for having some of the most consistent waves in Ireland and this coupled with the well-kept golden sandy beach is what makes surfers of all skill levels from all over the country and further afield keep coming back here.

It has two rock outcrops at the South-East of the beach which are exposed at times during the tidal phase during the day. The beach itself is contained to the west by sand dunes and to the North-West by the Culdaff River.

The Inishowen Surf School has been operating from the beach since 2004 and caters for everyone from schools to stag groups. The classes are taken by Dan Gallanagh who has over three decades surfing experience and is a level 2 coach. Having surfed around the world he has been surfing and lifeguarding in Ireland for 18 years.

Cara Cottage

Cara Cottage

5 bedroom holiday home located close to all amenities andbeach

Bunagee Cottage

Bunagee Cottage

This delightful cottage, ‘A Home from Home’  is situated in Cara Bay off the river estuary and in the historical village of Culdaff.

The beach is manned by fully trained lifeguards who work from 12:00pm – 18:30pm from June – September. There is also an extensive first aid kit available and flags which indicate if the water is safe to swim in.

For more information on courses, special packages and prices visit www.inishowensurfschool.com

Culdaff beach offers many more activities for the outdoor type. Adrian Harkin provides Kayaking facilities at the beach and for lessons and rental information he can be contacted via www.justkayak.ie

Culdaff Blue Flag Beach

The beach provides spectacular views with walking and cycling maps of the beach and surrounding areas available from the Village House B&B as well as from the Inishowen tourism board.

It’s also a popular area for those with an interest in angling and any keen fishermen are urged to contact John McLaughlin by Telephone on +353 74 9370605 or by e-mail at malininfo@inishowenmotors.ie
There are also two fine golf courses a mere 15 mins drive from the beach at both Ballyliffin and Greencastle – both are regarded amongst the best golf courses in the North.

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