Silver Strand Beach
Silver Strand Beach
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Denis O
Tipperary, Ireland149 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We had been advised that this was one beach we had to visit. Now when you have 3 dogs to exercise, any beach walk is welcome.
Firstly, the signposting is haphazard & we went astray. Secondly, there was 1 rubbish bin in the carpark for general use. Thirdly, social distancing is difficult on the 120 steps to access the beach. Finally, the amount of litter on the beach was disappointing.
The beach's setting is spectacular and a great beach for families as it is so sheltered. I would imagine the car park fills up quite quickly on a fine day. We visited in July but on a day the temperature hovered around 15 degrees!
I would take Fintra beach over Silver Strand every time.
Written July 23, 2020
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Mumtone
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Get there early to avoid crowds. Very clean. Steps are manageable but take your time. Yes difficult to social distance on them but nobody lingers too long. Nice cafe with friendly staff nearby.
Written August 4, 2020
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Paul O
County Monaghan, Ireland5,470 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We visited here while staying in nearby Louisburgh. The drive is along some very narrow roads so be prepared to find a space to pull in when meeting any oncoming traffic.

However, the effort is worth is as beach is beautiful and even though we visited on a very sunny June Bank holiday weekend it was not busy. There is a decent size car park and from here it’s a lovely walk down across the golden sand to the water. Overall a beautiful peaceful beach.
Written June 3, 2024
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Daniel & Roseann
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We had heard about this beach and while in the area decided to check it out. It is a good few miles off the main road but well worth the effort. It is simply beautiful and one of the nicest beaches we have ever seen.
Written July 19, 2023
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Colin B
Belfast, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Called in on a tour of the Atlantic Way. Spectacular beach, about 200 steps down but if you take your time it is fine.

Lovely secluded beach, very clean water and safe for swimming.

Little coffee van helps quench your thirst after climbing back up the steps
Written August 24, 2022
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Casper H
Copenhagen, Denmark245 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great views and perfect location for a (semi)private dip in the ocean. Just stopped for the view but ended up walking down to the beach and skinny dipping since there were only 8 other people in the whole area.
Written August 31, 2022
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Joseph F
Paradise Valley, AZ31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
This B&B is the last house at the end of a rural road in an obscure corner of Co. Donegal. It is next to a car park which overlooks a beautiful, pristine beach (Silver Strand, hence the B&B's name) down over a hill. There is a lovely headland adjacent as well, with fields of sheep and cattle but accessible and walker-friendly, from which great views can be had. The B&B's dining room is mostly glass with great views (the food was great, too). Room was nice and hosts were friendly. But really it's about the location.
Written October 21, 2018
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mark g
Cork, Ireland147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
We are having a heatwave. Our best summer in years on holidays in Donegal and I just visited Silver Strand ( Several in Ireland ). This one in Malin Beg on the South West coast of Donegal in Irelands Northwest. The perfect horseshoe shaped beach has to be accessed via almost 200 steep steps. Incredibly beautiful the almost empty beach with crystal clear water and soft sand really has to be seen to be believed although this is only one of many extraordinary beaches dotted around Donegal.
Written July 12, 2018
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Linerguy
United States993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
This review is actually for Silver Strand Beach and the surrounding area. If you’re on R263, before you get to Silver Strand Beach, there’s a turn off to the right onto L5115. This will take you to a beautiful inlet and the Malin Beg Mortello Tower. There’s a small white building where you can park, get out and walk around. Whatever you do, don’t skip this on your way to Silver Strand…it’s a fantastic area. If you’re okay with walking, you can actually walk up to the Mortello Tower (the views are spectacular).

Continuing on R263, just before you get to Silver Strand, there’s a lovely little coffee/sandwich shop on the left, The Village Shop & Coffee House. We stopped for lunch (soup and sandwiches) and, despite the fact that they weren’t overly friendly, we really enjoyed it.

Silver Strand Beach is fantastic. Again, the views are amazing. If you want to get down to the beach, you have to walk down a steep stairway, but it’s worth it (keep in mind you also have to walk UP the stairway).

So, if your plans include the cliffs of Slieve League, make sure to stop at Malin Beg and Silver Strand Beach (they’re only about 40 minutes apart from each other)….it’s worth the effort.
Written October 14, 2017
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brianmcd
Dublin, Ireland152 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Family
I was told about this by a colleague.... he didn't tell me it was 10k off the main road along a very very narrow and windy road.......but I'll forgive him for that :-)

You pay a fee to get use of a small car park - not sure how much as when we arrived the portocabin was closed.

We headed across the dunes and came to the most fantastic golden sandy beach.......I'm embarrassed to admit that I never realised Donegal had such beautiful sandy beaches and this is probably the best (that's coming from a noveau expert in beaches)!!!

It's huge...beautiful vistas and looks very safe.... put it on your list!
Written July 24, 2015
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