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Rossnowlagh Beach

Ballyshannon, Donegal

Belalt Strand at Rossnowlagh extends to the north-northwest for over 2km from the cliffs at Coolmore in the south to the rock outcrop at Carrickfad. The beach has a broad low-angle profile with fine sand. Rossnowlagh is a heavily used beach with a long tradition of beach parking.

Weather and Tides


25 June 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Minimum Temperature9°C (48°F)
Wind DirectionWest North Westerly
Wind Speed16mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:57 BST
Sunset22:12 BST


26 June 2017

Heavy Rain

Maximum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Minimum Temperature10°C (50°F)
Wind DirectionEast South Easterly
Wind Speed9mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise04:58 BST
Sunset22:12 BST


27 June 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature17°C (63°F)
Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionSouth South Westerly
Wind Speed8mph
UV Risk5
Sunrise04:58 BST
Sunset22:11 BST


Low tide: 01:07 BST
(00:07 25 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 07:19 BST
(06:19 25 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 13:25 BST
(12:25 25 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 19:39 BST
(18:39 25 June 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 01:53 BST
(00:53 26 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 08:11 BST
(07:11 26 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:10 BST
(13:10 26 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 20:30 BST
(19:30 26 June 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 02:41 BST
(01:41 27 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 09:02 BST
(08:02 27 June 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 14:58 BST
(13:58 27 June 2017 GMT)

High tide: 21:20 BST
(20:20 27 June 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Donegal Harbour (Salt Hill Quay)) and may not be accurate for this beach. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use.

Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (