Distance: 3km of path
Time Needed: 1-2 hours
Height Gain: Negligible
Trail Surface: Concrete, tarmac, gravel
Location: Starts in Buncrana and extends north along the shore of Lough Swilly to the sandy beach at Stragill Strand.
Status: Local path
Markers: Brown finger post signs
Dogs: Permitted if kept on lead
Trailhead: Shorefront car park or Castle Bridge and Ned’s Point – both have map boards.
The Buncrana shore path is a traffic free walk which follows the shoreline of Lough Swilly between Buncrana and Stragill Strand. It is a gently undulating path which passes quiet beaches, old forts and a number of sites of historic interest. Wildlife is abundant and the views in all directions are superb.