Portsalon & Fanad Drive

Only a 15 mile drive from Portsalon, Frewin Country House romantic B & B is located in the picturesque heritage town of Ramelton, County Donegal. Formerly a Rectory and located in mature wooded grounds, Frewin Country House bed and breakfast offers its guests a warm and friendly welcome in an atmosphere of comfort and relaxation. It also has a self catering cottage tucked away in the garden.

Located in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland, Frewin is an ideal base for those interested in fishing, golfing , horse riding, hill walking, hiking or simply wishing to explore Donegal’s beautiful, wild & mountainous countryside and spectacular coastline. Located at the start of the Fanad Peninsula, Frewin is within easy reach of many beautiful scenic drives.

Recommended day trip of Fanad Drive:

Travelling north from Ramelton along the shores of Lough Swilly the first town you encounter is Rathmullan where you can take a brisk or leisurely stroll along the beach and take in the salt air. Continue on along the Knockalla Coast Road with its panoramic views across the estuary looking towards the Inisowen Peninsula and the Atlantic Ocean. As the road ascends you are greeted at the top by one of the most splendid views in Ireland. Looking down on Portsalon and Ballymastocker Bay it is no surprise that this beach was voted 2nd most beautiful beach in the world a few years ago. A haven for water sport enthusiasts, golfers and walkers alike it offers it all.

Not only is Portsalon famous for its wonderful Ballymastocker Bay but for the keen golfer Portsalon’s 18 hole golf links is a wonderful course with spectacular views over the Bay.

From Portsalon continue along the coastal road up as far as Fanad Head and the Fanad lighthouse. The drive back on the left hand side of the Fanad Peninsula is also wonderful, whether you choose to return by Mulroy Bay or cross the new bridge which takes you across to the next peninsula known as Rosguill.