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Address: Dunree, Buncrana, Ireland
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Dunree hidden by the Fort

This beach is overshadowed by the Military Museum at Fort Dunree and is a lovely safe beach for children. It is very far off the main beaches in the area and rarely gets too busy... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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Bucharest, Romania
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a hidden gem; small , clear-blue-green waters (if you are lucky enough to visit it in a sunny day - I was )

Thank homitchiloredana
Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

This beach is overshadowed by the Military Museum at Fort Dunree and is a lovely safe beach for children. It is very far off the main beaches in the area and rarely gets too busy in the summer. Sometimes visitors to the Fort will come down and investigate. Some stay and the rest move on. There are no coffee shops... More 

Thank seamusmurphy
Dundonald, Belfast.
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380 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This beach at Dunree Bay is beautiful and a real, hidden gem. Well worth the short walk from the road, the views are spectacular. Bring a picnic as there's nowhere close by, hopefully you'll be fortunate enough to get a good day.

Thank 2020vision
Palm Bay, Florida
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 October 2016

I love the out of way places and you won't find too many tourists here. Take an apple for the horse on the way to the water. Pristine and off the beaten track. Most would not swim there since water is too cold for most. Bring your own pick-nic and you will enjoy.

Thank zzzop
Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Beautiful beach with close to white sands and clear water in Ireland! It was cold when we traveled to this beach but it was still a stunning sight to see. I could imagine this beach being very popular on a nice sunny day. A must see if you go up north in County Donegal.

Thank James W
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3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Dunree bay is where the old fort is on dunree hill between it and the Uris hills in the background.The fort goes back to napoleon times with major fortifications in preparation for World War One before the Republic of Ireland partitioned .The bay is in full splendour from the dunree hill which has nice walks around giving great views over... More 

Thank peter h
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

The locals call this beach 'Portban' Truly a little piece of heaven on earth! Very long and quiet beach, often we had the whole place to ourselves including at sunset when the sun sets out over the bay, beautiful. Beach is accessible by walking along a fence from the parking lot and coming over the sand dunes.

Thank mom616
ballymena n . ireland
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

The walk from Buncrana to Dunree Bay is a very pleasant , scenic even path. It is a much used walk by locals and visitors alike. Makes for a lovely walk , with a lovely Dundee beach .

Thank jcksj752
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely clean beech virtually no one on it it's safe to swim or paddle but I was told around the opening of the bay was dangerous very family friendly !!

Thank karen k
London, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Nice town able to get presents for grandchildren. Went on Waterbus tour. Excellent. There was a member of staff who narrated through out telling some amusing tales . Towards the end he sang songs we were told later that he had actually been with a professional group .

Thank mariaalmeida186338

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