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Latitude: 55° 14.939' N
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There are a number of access spots along the road which runs parallel to the beach.
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?OK
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
DirectionRight and left
Normal lengthShort (< 50m)
Good day lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good swell directionNorth, NorthWest, NorthEast
Good wind directionWest, SouthWest, South, SouthEast, East
Swell sizeStarts working at Less than 1m / 3ft and holds up to 3m+ / 10ft+
Best tide positionAll tides
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
- Rips / undertow
Ballyheirnan is at the top of Fanad Head, north Donegal. It has several access points along the long crescent shaped bay, with waves varing in size according to the swell direction and a prevailing offshore wind. Water and beach is beautifully clean so lets keep it that way.
In winter its a religious experience and a good summer swell is reasonably common with good empty waves. Plus it's too far and not 'cool' enough for the surfing sheep to get to.
By Matt , 31-08-2007
He does rip! - Yeah that is the guy who has the shop and surf school, he tears the place apart! But there are also a few other local guys who rip up here!
By Mark , 04-04-2006
I've seen that guy - I've seen that guy too. I think he has the surf shop in letterkenny. This beach is great with a few classic breaks near by too!!!
By grace , 09-02-2006
Great Beach break! - A fantastic beach break with a good right hand peak , best surfed three hours before high. I saw one guy ripping up here last week he seems to be the only one up on a regular basis. the place is usually empty!
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