Ards, Creeslough, Sheephaven Bay, County Donegal, Ireland
Sheltered on the north tip of ‘Ards Forest Park‘ between 2 headlands can be found this hidden sandy cove, locally known as ‘The Lucky Shell Beach’. It has gained its name due to the variety & abundance of beautiful seashells that can be found scattered around there. Whilst here you can find your own lucky charm. Simply take a small shell that catches your eye & keep it on you to gain good luck ☘️
I actually visited this forest 3 times in attempt to capture this photo but each time I ended up photographing the wrong beaches! There are 3 beaches in total on this headland. On each of my first 2 visits I mistakenly captured the wrong ones! It was only when I reached home that I realised my errors, so I returned a few days later for my 3rd attempt, this time reaching it through ‘Ards Friary‘ instead of the forest route. It’s only a pity I hadn’t one of those lucky shells on me during my first visit, as it would have saved me a lot of effort 😂
What I find so stunning about this cove is how it’s actually a forest that rolls onto a beach, unlike other beaches which normally have very few trees growing nearby. Could you imagine what it would have been like for early settlers who travelled through this dense forest to be greeted at the end of their adventure by one of the most stunning looking beaches in Ireland. What I wouldn’t give to be back there right now…..