Donegal Bay Scenic Drive is a 33.2 mile point-to-point trail located near the city of Donegal. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for scenic driving.
Enjoy the best sights and sounds around the magnificent Donegal bay - one of the great scenic road journeys in Ireland. Using Donegal as your base, you can weave along the coast road to make your way to the wonder of nature that is the Slieve League sea cliffs walk, some 600m above the Atlantic. The Slieve League sea cliffs, along with Croaghaun down in Achill, are the two highest sea cliffs in Ireland, some three times higher than the Cliffs of Moher and with a lot less of the crowds and the hype. In short, Slieve League is possibly the best reason to come to south Donegal and will be a walk that you will savour for years to come. As such, Slieve League might eclipse other gems in the area so we hope this driving guide ensures you know of some other great places along the way. Where possible, we give you what a place's Irish name is and what it means. Go 'in through' as the locals call it - you're 'in through' once you get beyond Killybegs and all folk west of here are known as coming from 'in through'. Now you know... Ideally, you should take a few days to do this drive properly, thus ensuring you sample the nightlife of Kilcar, the fishing of Carrick, the gardens of Salthill and the rich history of Killybegs. With attractions this good, you really don't want to rush things.