by Elena T.
Tullan Strand: A Surfer's Paradise in Donegal
Tullan Strand is one of the must-visit stops on the Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal. Known for its fantastic surfing conditions, the beach stretches for 2km from the north end of Bundoran Town to the Erne Estuary at Ballyshannon. So if you're looking for an adventure or a place to relax and soak up the scenery, Tullan Strand is the perfect destination.
An Overview of Tullan Strand's Features:
Tullan Strand boasts a picturesque backdrop of the Sligo-Leitrim Mountains, and the beach is lined with dunes. The sea here is perfect for surfing, with waves ideal for beginners and advanced surfers. So it's no surprise that Tullan Strand is a popular destination for surfers from all over the world.
Nearby attractions include the natural phenomena Fairy Bridges and the Wishing Chair, which are signed from Roguey's Walk. These features have been a Bundoran attraction for centuries and are the subject of legends and stories dating back to the 1700s.
Tullan Strand has a car park, but it is paid for, and during peak season, it can be hectic. However, don't let this put you off, as the stunning views and excellent surfing conditions are well worth a visit.
Pictures by Elena T.
Tips for Visitors:
- Check the surf conditions before you go, and make sure you have the appropriate equipment if you plan to surf.
- Bring a windbreaker or a jacket, as it can be windy on the beach.
- Pack a picnic and take advantage of the picnic benches located around the car park.
- Explore the nearby attractions, like the Fairy Bridges and Wishing Chair, to get the most out of your visit.
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