Route Details

This route begins at Creevy Pier and follows marked paths in either directon.

Towards Rossnowlagh:

Access from the paved car park and then across stiles which are marked by yellow topped wooden posts. It finishes up at a signed track leading out across farmland. Follow the main road back towards Creevy Pier via Cloughbally road by taking a right as you exit onto the main road. Take another right as at the next crossroads followed by one more right at the next junction

Towards Ballyshannon and the Estuary:

Access the route near Creevy Pier Hotel. As with the walk towards Rossnowlagh, stiles are marked with wooden posts. Exit at Bar House and follow secondary roads to make a loop back to Creevy Pier by taking the first left through Kildoney, a route which is breathtaking, or a longer walk by continuing to the main road beside the Forge Restaurant and turning left to Creevy crossroads and left again towards Creevy Pier.

This shore walk continues to the locally known ‘Foot of The Road’, where there is a tidal car park. Take a left here and continue on towards the left past Abbey Assaroe to joinig the Rossnowlagh Road (R231). Take a left towards Creevy cross and one final left, with Creevy Pier signposted.

Places of Interest

  • Creevy Pier – lovely harbour on Donegal Bay and a popular swimming spot for locals
  • Creevy – Wonderful spot for sea angling with superb shore fishing and sea angling boat carter available
  • The Franciscan Friary Centre of Peace near Rossnowlagh, overlooking Donegal Bay. It is homes the Museum of the Donegal Historical society
  • Erne Estuary A haven for birds, wildlife and plant life
  • Old Railway – The Disused Railway Lines of the County Donegal Railway
  • Donegal Bay Views of Donegal Bay from the Clifftops and Headlines
  • Archaeological Sites – such as Megalithic Tombs, Wardtown Castle and Ruins of Kilbarron Church and Castle


5km / 3 miles in either direction from Creevy Pier.



Care should be taken on exposed sections in windy weather, and in wet weather as the ground can be slippery


2 hours