Big white bay

Big white bay

(Stroove beach)

by Elena T.

Enjoy a Tranquil Day Out at The Big White Bay in Inishowen, Donegal

Are you looking for a peaceful and magical location to spend your day in Inishowen, Co. Donegal? The Big White Bay offers just that. This stunning beach in the Shrove town-land on Inishowen Head is ideal for swimming, picnicking, walking, or spending a family day out.

The beach has been awarded a blue flag for its clean water, and the breathtaking views of Scotland in the distance on clear days make it even more special. The soft and delicate sand adds to the charm of this picturesque location.

The car park is conveniently located just beside the beach, making it easy for visitors to access this hidden gem. Sometimes, you can even find tea and coffee providers happy to cater to your refreshment needs.

While you're there, don't miss the chance to take a photo at the Wild Atlantic Way discovery point sign in Inishowen's Head and admire the Inishowen Head Lighthouse nearby, even though it is not open to visitors.

In addition to the breathtaking beach, The Big White Bay, there's a challenging looped trail in Inishowen Head that offers stunning views of the area. The trail is located nearby, making it a perfect activity to add to your day out at the beach. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a novice, the Inishowen Head trail has something to offer for everyone. So, if you're up for a challenge and want to experience some of the most beautiful views in the area, make sure to include this trail in your itinerary.

The Big White Bay is a fantastic place for a quiet and happy day out, so pack a picnic, grab your family, and come and explore this magnificent beach in Donegal.

Pictures by Elena T.

Big white bay
Big white bay
Big white bay
Big white bay
Big white bay
Big white bay

Tips for Visitors:

  1. Check the weather forecast before heading out: The views of Scotland are only visible on clear days, so it's best to plan your visit when the weather is good to appreciate the breathtaking views fully.

  1. Bring sunscreen and a hat: The beach is in an open area, and the sun can be pretty strong. Therefore, protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is always best.

  1. Pack a picnic: The beach is an ideal spot for a picnic, so bring some snacks and drinks to enjoy while you soak up the stunning surroundings.

  1. Wear sturdy shoes for the Inishowen Head trail: If you plan to hike the Inishowen Head trail, make sure to wear sturdy shoes, as the terrain can be rough and challenging in some areas.

  1. Respect the environment: The Big White Bay is a natural beauty, so it's important to respect the environment and leave it as you found it. Also, be sure to dispose of any rubbish responsibly and avoid disturbing wildlife.


The place has a parking.

Parking (Free)

The place has a toilets.


The place is baby buggy friendly.

Buggy Friendly

The place has a children playground.

Children Friendly

Pets are allowed at the place.

Pets Allowed

The place has benches and/or picnic areas.


Coffee and Tea are available at the place.

Tea & Coffee

Map Location

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Distance from:

Letterkenny - 67.7 km

Buncrana - 42.4 km

Bunbeg - 117 km

Donegal Town - 113 km

Derry - 25.2 ml

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