Walking, cycling, golfing fishing
Bundoran’s also a great base for a trip to the Slieve League sea cliffs on the other side of Donegal Bay, while walkers and hikers should head to the Bluestacks to the northeast of Bundoran for lovely hill walking, among bog and streams. A short drive to the southwest into Sligo will take you to the Dartry Mountains, Leitrim’s Glencar Valley with its waterfall, and the otherworldly wonder of Ben Bulben mountain.
The fishing around Bundoran is superb, and astonishingly varied. Shore fishing is popular in and around the town, or take a boat out into Donegal Bay and go deep-sea. Inland, there’s excellent coarse and game fishing in the rivers Drowes and Duff and in Lough Melvin. Licences and permits are available online, or you can pick one up, along with any kit you might need, from angling shops in Bundoran.
Golfers are also well looked after, too. Of course, there are plenty of fabulous links courses up and down the Wild Atlantic Way, but with Bundoran Golf Course right here, you won’t need to travel. It offers out-of-this-world views (look out for dolphins) – along with some pretty tricky breezes coming in off the sea. Expect the unexpected as you play!