Magilligan Point is a peninsula in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Magnificent, it offers magnificent coastal scenery, between land and sea. It faces the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal. One almost has the impression that they could meet!
Magilligan Point is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Lough Foyle, a local lake. Magnificent, the tip of the Peninsula is home to a beach, a prison (founded in 1972, still in operation), but also the Magilligan Martello Tower, a tower dating from the Napoleonic Wars in perfect condition.
The panorama at the end of the Peninsula is really worth the detour: don’t hesitate to take a walk, venture on its beach (the Magilligan strand), admire its Martello Tower… in short: savour the moment and the authentic beauty of the surrounding landscapes!
The Peninsula is one of those places that are still confidential and unknown to tourists. A major advantage that will allow you to enjoy the places without being subjected to the flood of buses and passenger cars.
Note that the only black spot on the Peninsula remains the HMP Magilligan: this prison somewhat disfigures the beauty of the place. No need to stop there or to linger there: this concrete and barbed wire establishment clearly serves the area.
It’s a shame, but don’t worry: the rest of Madilligan Point is worth the detour, as long as you don’t hang around the prison!
The Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal County can be reached by ferry with your car. This will allow you to reach the town of Greencastle without having to drive any extra miles! Simple, fast and economical. The opportunity to easily drive from Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland with your car.
A very good plan that allows you to cross a beautiful Peninsula and travel easily from one territory to another.