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Donegal Boardwalk Resort - Carrigart Co. Donegal

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Nestled between the two Donegal villages of Creeslough and Carrigart is the hidden gem of Donegal Boardwalk Resort. In all there are 27 premium villas spread amongst 3 small cul de sacs. Each horseshoe-shaped cluster contains a mix of 9 detached and semi-detached stone clad villas. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the tarmacked surfaces are just perfect for children to ride their bikes or kick a ball. A drive leads from the Resort’s entrance off the road between Carrigart and Creeslough, past the three clusters of Villas and the first children’s playground directly down to the public carpark in front of the Boardwalk Bar & Restaurant, the all weather five-a-side, tennis, basketball court, the second children’s playground and of course, the gateway to the Boardwalk itself. A 25 minute easy stroll will bring you directly to the sandy beach and the Boardwalk’s surfaces are smooth and ideal for pushing prams and buggies or riding bikes. From the Villas to the beach is approximately a 5km round trip and a very enjoyable walk.
There are two Villa types within the Resort. The detached Villas are slightly larger and have 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people. They have an open plan kitchen and living room with a separate dining room area in the adjoining sun room. Two of the bedrooms are located downstairs – one double bedroom and one twin bedroom, along with the main family bathroom with shower over bath. Upstairs is the third and master bedroom with ensuite with shower and there is large gallery area which looks down over the living space below.
The semi-detached Villas also sleep up to 6 people in three bedrooms but these houses have two double bedrooms and a third bedroom with bunk beds (ideal for families with children). All bedrooms are located upstairs. There is a family bathroom with a shower over bath and the master double bedroom has an ensuite with shower. There is also a guest toilet downstairs. The downstairs living areas in the semi-detached villas are roomier than in the detached.
The sitting rooms in all the Villas have recently undergone extensive refurbishments and now boast cosy wood burning stoves, SMART TV’s, comfortable couches, new curtains, and best of all – free WIFI to all guests! 
There is a partially fenced decked area at each of the Villas with patio furniture and all around the Villas is surrounded by grassy areas.
A certain number of Villas have been designated pet-friendly so all the family can go away together! No need to leave the dog behind this summer. There is an additional charge of €30.00 per pet payable onsite and you must mention at the time of booking that you will be bringing your dog.
This is a Resort that has been well thought out and planned with your needs in mind. In fact you need never leave the Resort during your stay if you come with your groceries at the start!
To view a recent video clip of Donegal Boardwalk Resort please click here. It will give you a really good idea of the beautiful setting of the Resort and the Boardwalk itself.  We look forward to weloming you!
Donegal Boardwalk Resort is featured in our Coastal Holiday Resorts Ireland Collection
  • Please note that an energy charge of €8.00 per day must be paid at the time of booking.
  • You are also required to give a security deposit of €200 on arrival onsite, this is fully refundable provided the supervisor is happy that the terms and conditions have been complied with.


Located on the beautiful coast of Donegal in the North West of Ireland, the Resort comprises some 188 acres of land with extensive sea frontage and golden gently sloping sandy beaches. Despite its seemingly remote location, Donegal Boardwalk Resort is easily accessible within a 1-hour drive from Derry and just over a 2-hour drive from Belfast.  Dublin can be reached in about a three-and-a-half hour drive time. Donegal is now well recognised as a destination for a range of activities including golf (three championship links courses in relative close proximity), equestrian, hiking, angling and watersports.
The beaches close to the Resort are perfect for a stroll but please be aware that some areas of the sand can be soft when the tide goes out and care should be taken at all times. 
Hooked at Donegal Boardwalk
Under new management, Hooked at Donegal Boardwalk offers both a bar and restaurant.  For bookings and enquiries call 087 3313324 (+353 87 3313324). Please note Hooked will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephens Day and closes seasonally for the month of January.


-The villages of Rosapenna, Downings and Carrigart are located just 10-15 minutes away by car in this predominantly tourist area with breathtaking scenery, several attractive golf links courses, equestrian, angling and sub aqua facilities;
-The village of Rosapenna hosts to the magnificent Rosapenna 36-hole Golf Links Course and the very select and recently extended Rosapenna Hotel. There is also an excellent golf driving range;
-The village of Downings has two hotels, shops, boat launching and mooring facilities, an attractive sheltered beach and water sports facility and is immediately adjacent to the well known historic Atlantic Drive. The village of Carrigart is located about five kilometres from the Site and has a very select boutique style Hotel, two supermarkets, Post Office, a café, pubs and a restaurant. Carrigart is also a centre for pony trekking, and has its own soccer pitch together with diving and fishing facilities;
-The Rosapenna thirty-six-hole Golf Links and Hotel is located a short distance along the beach from the Site and just three kilometres by road. The new Bridge spanning Mulroy Bay will shorten the drive to the Portsalon 18-hole Links Course to just 20 minutes and the well known 36-hole Ballyliffin Links Course is located some thirty kilometres further north of Portsalon;
-The renowned Glenveagh National Park is only a short journey by car from the Site. It comprises over 16,500 hectares of land and is the habitat of many rare and interesting plants and animals and is famous for its fine herd of red deer. The Park's Visitors Centre provides many guided walks and tours of Glenveagh Castle and the famous walled gardens;
-Mount Errigal and the Poison Glen in the nearby Derryveagh Mountain range (approximately 25 kilometres from the Site) are two of the more popular and scenic areas for hill-walking and mountaineering;
-Doe Castle (once home of the O'Donnell Chieftains), Gartan (the birthplace of St Colmcille) and the religious site of Doon well are all within a short drive from the Site. Gartan is also home to the popular Gartan Outdoor Education Centre. It is set on an 87 acres estate and offers a variety of supervised excursions and courses including mountain climbing, rock climbing, hill-walking surfing, sea kayaking and white-water kayaking;
-The nearby Dunlewey Centre (25km from the Site) located at the base of Mount Errigal offers a variety of activities including go-karting, lake cruising, pony and trap excursions and exhibitions of some of the old traditions such as tweed weaving.


  • Sea Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Kite-Surfing
  • Kite-Buggying
  • Landboarding
  • Bike Trekking
  • Deep Sea Diving and Snorkelling
  • Orienteering
  • Canadian Canoeing
  • Windsurfing
  • Stand Up Boarding
  • BloKarting
  • Trekking
  • Pony Trekking
  • Mountaineering
  • Dee Sea Angling


On leaving Carrigart village travel for approx 2.5 miles on the main Carrigart to Creeslough road. The entrance to Donegal Boardwalk Resort can be found on your left hand side clearly identified by Donegal Boardwalk Resort signage.
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  • Linen Provided
  • Television
  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Hairdryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Central Heating
  • Restaurant
  • Partial Sea View
  • Pets Allowed (on request)
  • Basketball Court
  • Shared Garden
  • Patio Furniture
  • Patio Area
  • Washer/ Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Tennis
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee Machine
  • 4 ring hob
  • Sleeps up to 6 people
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Heating & Electricity an extra charge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Cot available on request
  • Highchair available
  • Wood Burning Stove
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Oven
  • Parking Available
  • Required Vehicle
  • FREE wifi
  • Smart TV
  • Bar and Restaurant
  • Childrens Playgrounds


Donegal Boardwalk Resort Semi Detached

  • Property Type
    Semi-detached House
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
    3 bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
    2 Bathrooms
  • Dream Ireland Rating
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Donegal Boardwalk Resort Detached

  • Property Type
    Detached House
  • Sleeps
  • Bedrooms
    3 Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
    2 Bathrooms
  • Dream Ireland Rating
    Cloud Rating

Jul, 2019

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5 out 5 rating

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Family with young children

Fantastic location

"Donegal Boardwalk Resort is a fantastic location for a break in Donegal. It's well situated just a couple of miles from Carrigart and Downings in one direction and the Dunfanaghy area in another. Glenveagh National Park is close and Letterkenny is only 20 minutes away by car. The detached house we rented was perfect for our group of six, with three large and airy bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a really nice downstairs living space - lounge, kitchen and conservatory/dining room. The house was extremely well equipped, meticulously maintained and really clean as well as comfortable. George (the supervisor) makes the arrival and familiarisation process very informal and effective. Like quite a few others at the resort, we travelled with our dog, making this place pretty much perfect for dog owners. A two minutes walk takes you and your dog to the Donegal Boardwalk Restaurant and the 1.1 km boardwalk itself to the magnificent (and largely empty) beach which runs for several miles into Downings. We couldn't fault this place at all. The houses are of a really high standard, they're perfectly located and well managed. We will be back."

Richard - Northern Ireland

Sep, 2019

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4 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
Family with young children

Loved this place!!

"Just back from a lovely week at Donegal Boardwalk Resort, travelled with my partner and our 3 year old Daughter and my Father. We had a great time.. the houses are perfect, spacious and modern.. everything that you need.. the beds are so comfortable, rooms decorated beautiful, almost has a hotel feel to bedrooms.. The Bar"

Roisin- Belfast

Jun, 2019

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5 out 5 rating

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With pet

Total bliss

"Peace and quiet. Dog-friendly was a bonus!"

Denise -Ireland

Apr, 2019

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5 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
Family with young children

Family friendly location

"Great location and perfect for kids! Lots to do onsite and a fabulous beach on your doorstep."

Debbie - Ireland

Feb, 2019

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5 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
Family with young children

great beach location

"Great property, close to beach. Two parks. Very open so lots of running space for kids. Bar and restaurant was not open in February during our stay but it wasn't advertised when booking."

Caoimhe - UK

Sep, 2017

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4 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
Family with young children

Loved the location.

"Loved the location. Absolutely fantastic scenery and gorgeous beach. House was lovely but looking a little bit worn in places - kitchen door damaged and sofa a bit worn. These were minor issues - it was ideal for what we needed and we would return"

Mary M

Admin at Dream Ireland Responded to this Review

Monday 22nd of October 2018

"Thanks for your comments. Since your stayed, the houses have been given a full makeover and they all have brand new couches, wifi, smart TV\'s, cosy wood burning stoves and much more. We would love the opportunity to welcome you back some day! Best wishes, Lisa"

Sep, 2018

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5 out 5 rating

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Group of people

5 star all the way!

"What can we say!! OMG amazing weekend spent in Donegal Boardwalk House. We had a fabulous weekend. Thanks to Anne Louise"

Elaine - Donegal

Jun, 2018

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5 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
Family with teenagers

Everything you need is onsite!

"Great space to relax, and kids to be independent. Food down by the Boardwalk very good. We really enjoyed the house and the teenagers didn't want to leave it to venture out, and neither did we. Great location for family time together"

Dave - United Kingdom

Jun, 2018

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5 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
With partner

Access to beautiful sandy beach

"Location adjacent to boardwalk to outstanding sandy beach. Good roomy modern accommodation was very comfortable"

Alun - UK

Aug, 2018

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5 out 5 rating

Traveled with :
With friends

Quality at the fore throughout resort

"high quality furnishings throughout made this a very comfortable stay. clean and well equipped. the cafe/restaurant is excellent."

Shirley - United Kingdon

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