Maghera, Ardara, County Donegal, Ireland
Located on one of west Donegal’s most remote peninsulas, everything here & all around for miles are pristine! Not a single piece of litter, no shops, no busy roads & strangely enough barely any people either. With its sandy shore & sand dunes stretching as far as the eye can see you can understand why some folk call it ‘The Desert Beach’. The perfect area to let your worried mind roam free & escape our repetitive daily Rat Race….
Maghera Strand is shielded from the elements under ‘Slievetooey Mountain’ on the left. Within the base of this mountain can be found over 10 sea caves. These caves travel deep within this mountain & can only be accessed during low tide. I couldn’t reach them on this visit but can’t wait to return to investigate them in low tide.
There is an old legend that one of these sea caves has a secret tunnel leading for miles under the mountains leading to the ‘Slieve League‘ cliffs! It sounds like a tale straight from “Lord of the Rings”. Call me old fashioned but I think ill just stick to driving/hiking on the surface instead of crawling in underground tunnels like “Gollum” lol