Discover Ardara’s stunning scenery and hidden gems, from pristine beaches to rugged mountains, waterfalls, caves and more.
This lovely waterfall is a scenic 8 km drive or cycle from Ardara.
This meandering drive can assault your senses with the magnificent scenery that abounds and bring you back in time. Dotted along the route are old cottages and farmsteads.
This Neolithic monument dates to between 4,000 to 3,000 B.C and is one of the finest examples in Ireland.
Lough Doon Fort
Doon Fort is undoubtedly one of the most spectacularly picturesque heritage sites in Ireland. It is situated on a small island in the middle of Loughadoon, just outside the charming village of Ardara in County Donegal.
A walk here in the late afternoon, when the sun’s rays light up the red cliffs can be stunning. The streams that run down the slopes into the ocean, whose sandy bed is dotted with grassy islets, form shiny meanders that change with the tide.
Maghera Caves & Beach
One kilometer from Assaranca Waterfall, the Maghera Caves are located beneath Slievetooey mountain and some are accessible at low tides from Maghera Strand.
Narin Beach and Inishkeel Island
The blue flag beach is 1.5 km in length, courting the Championship Golf Course of Narin and Portnoo Golf Club. The beach offers safe bathing, and at its terminus is the stone outcrop of Carraigfad
The Wild Atlantic Way
Ardara is a place of colour & contrast, where the purple heather-coloured hills cascade to miles of sandy beaches, where lush green meadows meet the crashing blue waves of the Atlantic ocean.