Downings and Seaview

Giving You What You Need

For a Great stay in Donegal


The town of Downings is only a 2 minute drive, where you can enjoy 2 beautiful beaches –  Downings and Tramore Strand. These beaches are a mecca for water sports enthusiasts wind surfers, kayakers, paddle boarders and sailors. Lessons in various water sports are available and equipment is available for hire. Downings town beach, allows cars to park on the beach in a designated area, which is handy if you have small children. It is a Blue Flag beach with Lifeguards in attendance during the summer season.

There are several places to eat including The Beach Hotel, The Downings Bay Hotel, Gallery Pizza/Burger, ice cream parlour, to name a few. There are bars in the hotels as well as the Tramore Inn, the Wee Bar and of course the famous Harbour Bar. Or a walk from Seaview to the “Far Side” and enjoy the delights of the “Singing Pub”

Only a few hundred meters outside the town, are the championship golf courses of Old Tom Morris, Sandy Hills and St Patricks Links at Rosapenna. Where even if you are not a golfer, make sure you book yourself a fabulous Sunday lunch in the Vardon Restaurant.

Seaview Cottage holiday home is a great base to explore the Wild Atlantic Way in north Donegal, along with Rosguill the neighbouring peninsulas of Fanad and Horn Head also offer dramatic coastal scenery and numerous unspoilt beaches.  Within easy driving of Seaview there a number of beautiful beaches including Tra na Rossan, Melmore and the renowned Murder Hole Beach.  The Rosguill Peninsula is one of the best places in Ireland to see the Northern Lights.

Rosguill is also ideal walking terrain for the keen rambler with winding coastal roads and inland mountain tracks. There are also numerous walking trails in the wonderful  Ards Forest Park (20km).  The Donegal Highlands are also within easy driving distance and offer a variety of hill climbs

Seaview Cottage Downings affords a restful getaway for the keen walker, photographer, artist or angler. It is also a tranquil base from which to enjoy the many tourist amenities in the vibrant beach and golf resort of Downings.

Even  National Geographic Traveller Think that downings is rather special too