Glenlough Bay - © Lukassek

Glenlough Bay

Glenlough Bay - © Lukassek

Informations about Glenlough Bay

Location in Ireland Ireland County: County Donegal (Republic of Ireland)
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Address : near Glencolmcille

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Glenlough Bay is located on the northwestern tip of the Slievetooey Peninsula in Donegal County. Beautiful with its 2km pebble beach, rocks and cliffs, it has the particularity of being the dream place for professional climbers. It must be said that the bay teems with possibilities, between its proximity to Tormore Island, and its various rocks several dozen meters high!

Visit Glenlough Bay

A beach surrounded by rock and sea!

Although the location is beautiful and majestic, Glenlough Bay beach is far from ideal for a family swim. It must be said that the beach is essentially pebbled, and the ocean can sometimes be quite rough (lots of rollers, and the proximity of rocks makes it a dangerous beach for swimming).

Nevertheless, Glenlough Bay is absolutely worth the detour. First of all because its setting is impressive, but also because the rocks co-exist with the ocean, and overhang it on dizzying heights.

In short, this bay has the merit of being atypical and very different from other Irish bays. The place is wild and inhospitable: it is not rare to come across some seals and penguins who have come to enjoy the beach. Not to mention the impressive quantity of seabirds nesting in the rocks!

Finally, the place is very popular with climbing professionals, who regularly come to measure themselves against the rocks, just like at the top of Tormore Island. Don’t try it if you are a novice: their ascent is perilous and dangerous!

Practical informations

Adresse Address: near Glencolmcille
Location: (County Donegal)

GPS coordinatesGPS : 54.762579,-8.670021

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