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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


21 July 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature12°C (54°F)
Wind DirectionEasterly
Wind Speed9mph
UV Risk5
Sunset21:51 BST


22 July 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionEast North Easterly
Wind Speed6mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:26 BST
Sunset21:50 BST


23 July 2017

Sunny Intervals

Maximum Temperature21°C (70°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionNortherly
Wind Speed8mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk6
Sunrise05:28 BST
Sunset21:48 BST


High tide: 04:36 BST
(03:36 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:58 BST
(09:58 21 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:02 BST
(16:02 21 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 23:28 BST
(22:28 21 July 2017 GMT)


High tide: 05:30 BST
(04:30 22 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 11:47 BST
(10:47 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 17:53 BST
(16:53 22 July 2017 GMT)


Low tide: 00:15 BST
(23:15 22 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 06:21 BST
(05:21 23 July 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 12:32 BST
(11:32 23 July 2017 GMT)

High tide: 18:40 BST
(17:40 23 July 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 (