Set out on a walk over miles of sand dunes and untouched beaches. Eat your picnic on the sand while listening to the waves crashing. Consider a surf lesson as the wind gets up. Later enjoy some local seafood and a glass of Guinness and take in some traditional music.
Breac.House is located on the dramatic Horn Head peninsula, with direct access from the house to a number of walking routes - no car or bike required. Take one of our trail maps and head West from the house and you will pass through Lurgabrack forest. Very shortly you will be on a trail through the picturesque Lurgabrack sand dunes, which play host to a globally unique marine grassland environment found only in certain parts of the the North West cost of Ireland and Scotland (called "machair").
You will then arrive onto Tramore beach, one of the most spectacular but less visited of Donegal's award-winning beaches - you may well have it all to yourself. Take your shoes off and stroll for up to a kilometre along the perfect sand and the waters edge, listening to the waves rolling in off the Atlantic ocean. You have now earned your lunch and can find a sheltered spot on the rocks to tuck into the picnic we have provided in your backpack.
As afternoon rolls on, and the wind gets up, it is time for a surf lesson at Killahoey or Marble Hill beaches - or go on your own if you are already a keen surfer. Dunfanaghy village has two excellent surf schools who will look after you, whether you are a novice or a pro. Nothing beats diving into the Atlantic ocean - it's not as cold as you think due the moderating influences of the Gulf Stream which warms the water off the West coast of Ireland.
It's now time for a well deserved pint of Guinness in a local pub, served with some fresh seafood. Hang around a while and you can finish out the evening listening to some traditional music being played and sung - Donegal is home to a unique form of traditional Irish music which has created world renowned acts Clannad, Enya and Altan.