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“Great views, but beach is terrible” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Five Fingers Strand

Five Fingers Strand
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Malin
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Dublin
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great views, but beach is terrible”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Went to this beach on the way back from Malin Head. This beach, unfortunately, is not nice, full of rocks and algaes. Didn't impress me at all and we didn't stay there. The only nice thing there is the view of a cliff. So, we made few pictures and that was it.
There are much better and nicer beaches in Co. Donegal, so if you really want to visit beautiful and clean beach, I highly recommend Silver Strand at Malin Beg.

Visited July 2013
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Yorkshire
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154 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Long quiet beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Long stretches of sand with waves rolling in below high dunes. Parking is not easy as it is down a track. may be worth parking at the church and walking down at busy times. Do take notice about the warnings about going in the sea

Visited July 2013
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Dublin
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“Five fingers beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2013

easy access from side of road, with a small jump across the stream being necessary. Good long walk to be enjoyed into the Atlantic wind once you get around the corner. Wide expanse, perfect for dogs. People fishing the local river for sea trout added to the country feel of a wonderful spot.

Visited June 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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160 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“A wonderful beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

Donegal has many wonderful beaches and this ranks with the best of them. Not much by way of parking and if you visit in a campervan you may have to reverse out part of the way. The sand dunes are reportedly the largest in Europe and are certainly impressive. Make sure you drive up to the Knockamany Bens to the viewing spot that gives a commanding aerial view of the beach and bay. You may well have this beach to yourself when you visit!

Visited June 2013
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UK
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44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wild and windswept”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Lovely rugged beach...very clean and in a quiet rural area. Not suitable for swimming...but a really nice place to have a walk and just spend time relaxing with family and friends. Not far from Malin Head where I saw my first Corncrake!!!

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