Downings Beach is located close to the village of Downings (Na Dúnaibh), which is located in a Gaeltacht area on the Rosguill Peninsula in County Donegal.

It is located in the Sheephaven Coastal waterbody (NW_190_0000) running into the Northwestern Atlantic Seaboard Coastal waterbody (NW_100_0000) within the North Western River Basin District.

There are 3 main entrances onto the beach;from the middle of the village, there is the access route for vehicles and a large car park; there are two sets of steps to the west of the entrance, one beside the lifeguard hut and the other from the pier.

The Peninsula comprises an excellent variety of coastal habitats including high rock cliffs, offshore islands, sand dunes, salt marshes, a large intertidal bay and rocky shingle and sandy beach. Activities at Downings beach include swimming, kayaking, boating, windsurfing, sailing and surfing.


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