East Inishowen

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A sunny day in mid-April, and we set off for one of the few beaches in Donegal that we hadn’t been to yet, Kinnagoe Bay.  Getting there involved a drive up the eastern side of Inishowen first, with views across Lough Foyle, past its narrow neck where it meets the sea, and beyond.  Our first stop was a brief pause at the castle ruins in Greencastle.

 

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Just around the corner, we stopped again for a look at Stroove Beach and the lighthouse.

 

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The road continued on to higher ground above the beach and there we found a track which could form the beginning of a hike along the coast.  We wouldn’t be taking it today, but there was a viewing point too with expansive views.

 

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Views across to Binevenagh Mountain in County Derry from the track above Stroove.

 

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The track as it continues round the coast.

 

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The incredible thing about this view is that the land just visible on the horizon is in Scotland.

 

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Rugged coastline to the north.

 

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A little viewing platform, where aswell as Scotland, you can look along the north coast of Derry and Antrim to Rathlin Island in the distance.

 

 

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Another view across to Binevenagh Mountain, Benone Strand and Magilligan.

 

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A zoomed in view looking towards Scotland on the horizon.

 

Continuing again, we had one more pause as we continued to rise, for a look across the narrow opening to Lough Foyle, taking in Binevenagh, Benone Strand and Magilligan.

 

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Next stop, Kinnagoe Bay.

 

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