Kinnagoe Bay beach from the winding road down from the cliffs.
We had driven up the eastern side of Inishowen alongside Lough Foyle, and soon after the coast took a sharp turn to the north east, leaving Lough Foyle behind, we arrived at Kinnagoe Bay beach. Our first sight of this beautiful beach was from the cliffs that encircle it. From there, we took the narrow, winding road down to the small car park at the northern end, with great views along its length.
High above the beach looking along its length.
A little lower.
The scenery was just as impressive down on the beach itself, with the cliffs forming a magnificent backdrop to the golden sands. Towards both ends there were scattered rocks, and I spent hours just looking at the twisted shapes they had assumed, and their stunning colours and texures. There were also plenty of rock pools to peer into. It was easy to spend many hours at this location.
What more could you want from a beach: a long stretch of golden sand, fascinating rocks and rock pools, colourful pebbles, and towering cliffs in the background? More on those rocks in my next, follow-up post.