Portsalon, Co. Donegal
A beautiful place, with a 2
mile sandy beach and a picturesque harbour,
situated on the shores of  Lough Swilly.
There is no actual town of  Portsalon,
the main area is  around the harbour where a  bar and grocery shop are combined
in one building  with a cafe close by. Other  bars and shops are only a  short
Both the house and the location are truly magnificent and the views of the Bay
and the Beach spectacular - we have been raving about the place since we got
back home - we hope to get back again next year.
Portsalon itself is a renowned scenic area
with fabulous walks and views from virtually everywhere. It is approximately 20
miles from Letterkenny where there are excellent shopping facilities,
restaurants/pubs, theatre etc. Portsalon has a splendid 18 hole links golf
course and the shelter of the harbour makes the village an appealing spot for
sailing, boating and fishing. According to the 'Observer' travel writer, Willy
Newlands, Ballymastocker beach was listed as the second most beautiful beach in
the world (behind Anse Victoria in the Seychelles!).