Embrace the Wild Atlantic Way of Life

Whether it’s following the thundering sounds of the surf to the nearest break, treating your tastebuds to the finest local delicacies, or drinking in the view from the top of the nearest peak, the six unique regions of the Wild Atlantic Way offer a feast for every sense. Whatever your flavour, you’ll find it here.

Named coolest place on the planet by National Geographic Traveller, Donegal boasts pristine beaches and offshore islands, making it a must-visit destination for 2017.

According to the magazine, Donegal “…is a dreamlike landscape, wild and remote… the kind of place where you may spot a golden eagle soaring above Glenveagh National Park, or hear Irish spoken as a native tongue in the Gaeltacht around Gweedore and Glencolmcille.”

If head-turning terrain and exclusive encounters aren’t enough to make you want to start planning your visit, we’ve compiled 10 irresistible experiences that are sure to put Donegal at the top of your Bucket List of cool things to do in 2017:

Coral Cottage Dunfanaghy

Coral Cottage Dunfanaghy is a 3 bedroom holiday home located just off the main street of the vibrant seaside village of Dunfanaghy in North West Donegal.

The Bungalow Sandhill

The Bungalow at Sandhill occupies a prime location close to Dunfanaghy town and has panoramic views of Dunfanaghy Golf links and Killahoey beach.

Pebble Beach Cottage

The cottage has a breathtaking setting along the Wild Atlantic Way under Banbas Crown, Ireland’s most Northerly Point. It overlooks an ancient Raised Pebble Beach, popular with geologists and visitors alike for its semi precious stones.

Atlantic View Lodge

Atlantic View Lodge consists of the entire ground floor of a modern house located along the Wild Atlantic Way close to Fanad Lighthouse in north Donegal.

Jigger’s Porthaw

Jigger’s at Porthaw enjoys views towards Lough Swilly and is just minutes walk from the secluded Porthaw Beach. From the front door, it is 2km to the centre of Buncrana

Lake Side Retreat

A Lake Side Retreat on the doorstep of the majestic wilderness of Glenveagh National Park, Co Donegal. Co Donegal was named the ‘coolest place on the planet’ by National Geographic Traveller and this house is the perfect base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way and wonders of the area.

5 Sandy Cove Rossnowlagh

No 5 Sandy Cove is found in a quiet area of Rossnowlagh along the northern part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. The beach is 5 minute stroll way. Ten minutes walk will bring you to the Sand House Hotel and Spa and Surfers Bar.

Seaside Thatch Cottage

Seaside Thatch Cottage is located to the south of Dungloe along the Wild Atlantic Way and has views over the bay towards the Atlantic Ocean

Sea Shore Log Cabin

Sea Shore Log Cabin is located along the northern coastline of Donegal Bay, 16km to the west of Donegal Town and 2km from the village of Dunkineely.

Lough View Glen

Lough View Cottage is located close to the shores of Glen Lough and has panoramic views towards mountains of west Donegal. The seaside resorts of Downings and Carrigart are within easy driving distance.