Silver Strand Horseshoe Beach, Malin Beg, Glencolmcille, County Donegal, Ireland
What more could one say about the ‘Silver Strand Beach’ other than it’s simply one of the most stunning beaches you could ever lay eyes on 😍 Certainly Ireland’s finest example of a horseshoe beach/cove, complete with the most amazing scenery surrounding it. Ideally placed on the very western point of rural Donegal, far away from the everyday bustling of congested towns & motorway jams etc.
Standing at ground level you are still extremely high above this cove which was carved deep into the surrounding bedrock over millions of years of wave erosion. This steep path has 174 steps leading down to this dreamy beach. For this particular photo I decided to stand high on the steps above this cove to show a view of the entire beach & it’s detailed surrounding geology.
My mind wanders as always on this scene 😂 I love the patterns across the soil here. Especially how the grass seems to ripple, almost mimicking the oceans waves below. These “grassy waves” gently roll down these slopes to finally meet on this sandy shore which separates them.
It’s a very surreal feeling to just gaze out onto the vast ‘Atlantic Ocean’ from here & think that the next stop is Canada! Silver Strand is pretty much a little bit of heaven tucked away safe & sound here in the “Wilds of Donegal”