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Downings, Letterkenny, Donegal,
Mr Darragh McClafferty
“Irish Hospitality at its best”
The Beach Hotel is a family-run three-star hotel situated on the Atlantic Drive part of the Wild Atlantic Way. Currently ranked as number one for Best Value on TripAdvisor in County Donegal.
The Beach Hotel is situated on the famous Atlantic Drive part of the Wild Atlantic way, this family run hotel, renowned for its friendly atmosphere & fine cuisine is ideally located. "A hidden gem", evident by TripAdvisor Awards, repeat custom & customer reviews. The Team at the Beach Hotel genuinely make every effort to ensure guest's visits are as memorable & comfortable as possible.
Completely refurbished with all modern facilities, including free Wi-Fi throughout and guests on activity holidays can use our drying room free of charge. Regular music and live entertainment in-house livens up the atmosphere with traditional music most Thursdays & every Sunday. Guests can enjoy formal or informal dining options & the outdoor seating area when the sun is shining.
With sandy beaches on its doorstep, Downings offers something for everyone. Trá Beag located directly behind the hotel, Trá Mor with miles of golden sand, Trá na Rossán ideal for surfing and the Murder Hole "Ireland's most mysterious secret Beach". Along with ample scenic walks on natural terrain with undisturbed Flora & Fauna. Deep Sea, Tuna & Shark fishing can be arranged.
The local golf course is one of the top golf destinations in the world with two championship courses that are ranked in the Top 50 of Golf Digest Ireland’s Top 100 Courses. The Sandy Hills Links was ranked No. 11 in Golf World's Top 100 courses in Ireland List 2015. Best of all it is 5 minutes from the Beach Hotel and there are reduced green fee packages to offer through the hotel.
Water sports enthusiasts will not be disappointed with windsurfing, sailing, surfing, wreck diving, PADI open water diving courses, scuba diving, indoor diving, coasteering, snorkelling and sea kayaking along with adventure sessions on Downings Beach for 8 weeks during the summer. Downings is also the destination for the annual all Ireland Windsurfing competition and an annual sailing regatta.
On another sporting note, the area hosts the annual Donegal International motorsports event with special stages on the Atlantic Drive in Downings and Glen/Carrigart. For those looking for a driving experience, off-roading in customised jeeps is located only minutes from the hotel.
Local family days out, supervised family fun on the beach during peak season, various teen and kids camps, indoor play zone, leisure centre, tennis, bicycle hire and horse riding.
Downings cultural experiences include traditional Irish music, Irish language courses, currach racing (type of Irish boat), Donegal Woollen Mill, kids Gaelic football camp, storytelling sessions in Teach John Mhici Ban, Irish nights that incorporate drama, song, dance, music & poetry.
Day trips include the scenic Atlantic Drive, Lough Salt, Horn Head, Ards Friary, Ards Forest Park, Glenveagh National Park. Fanad Lighthouse, a point of interest on the Wild Atlantic Way is only 15 minutes' drive from the hotel. We hope you can take the time out & meet the Team at the Beach Hotel Downings