Local area activities

There are numerous other activities that you can enjoy when you are in the Bundoran area, such as angling, walking, cycling, horse riding, swimming, scuba diving, cliff jumping and high ropes course.

Waterworld and Aqua Mara Seaweed Baths, Bundoran
Waterworld is Ireland’s Premier All Indoor Aqua Adventure Playground located on the seafront Bundoran Co. Donegal. Facilities include two leisure pools, a wave pool with 5 patterns 2 speed rapids and a variety of children’s features plus a slide pool with pool landing area for the Tornado and Traffic Lights flumes and the Whizzer Slide the fastest water slide in Ireland.

Adults may prefer to realx in the Seaweed Baths, which include steam cabinets, drench showers, relaxarium, sunbed and ocean based therapies. Click here

Leisure Centres in Bundoran
There are 2 hotels in Bundoran with leisure centres that are open to the public. Great for relaxing after a surf in the pool and suana facilities, or for the kids on a rainy day. Holyrood Hotel and Great Northern Hotel.

Bundoran Sculpture Trail
There are a number of sculptures in Bundoran that can be easily be visited on foot (excpet for one on the bypass). The sculptures are done by local and national artists and represent the location of Bundoran in its natural environment.

Bundoran Star Sea Angling, Bundoran Pier

Bundoran Star is a very high specification vessel fitted with all the latest safety, fishing and navigation equipment. Her facilities & equipment include: Colour radar, Colour fish finder, Colour sounder, colour plotter, GPS, VHF DSC radio, VHF radio, cooking facilities, Toilet. Full safety equipment, EPIRB, SART, 16 person Life raft and life Jackets. Sea angling Seal Watch Dolphin Watch Sight seeing Leisure Trips Licensed for 12 Passengers. Excellent stability and roll resistance. State of the art safety and technical equipment and on-board facilities. Operating daily from Bundoran Pier. (Weather permitting !) Click here

Bundoran Adventure Park
Family orientated seafront funfair with bumper cars and a large selection of adult and kids rides. Donkey rides, bouncy castles and trampolines. Crazy golf and go-cart track.

Bundoran Golf Club, Bundoran, Co. Donegal
The course in Bundoran overlooks the Atlantic, in all its wild beauty. You cannot help but be impressed by the setting of this course on Ireland’s western coast. Battered by the elements, man has sculped a course of unique beauty and a pleasure to play. This 5,599 metre par-69 course winds along the coastline and returns inland to give a mix of holes that provides a test to golfers of all abilities.Designed by the great Harry Varden and an early training ground for the illustrious Christy O’ Connor, Bundoran has a challenging par 70 of 6328 yards. It sweeps along the sea with a mix of dunes and undulating terrain. Click here

Other golf clubs in the area include Donegal (Murvagh), Strandhill and Rosses Point (Sligo).

Bundoran Cineplex
6 screen cineplex showing the latest releases for all the family. Click here

Dizzy’s Den Bundoran
Children’s indoor play centre.

Bundoran Glow Bowl
Indoor bowling and entertainment centre. Click here.

Watersports Centre, Ballyshannon
Based on the shores of Assaroe Lake, the centre offers activities such as Sailing, Kayaking, Team Games, Archery, Windsurfing, Canoeing. The centre has a restaurant and 3 conference rooms. Overlooking the lake is a campsite and caravan area with showers and toilets plus hook ups, which are available to groups and families taking part in activity programmes.

Rossinver Organic Centre
Great organic centre just 20 minutes from Bundoran. The centre runs really informative courses for kids and adults all year round. Click here.

The Bluestack Way
The Bluestack Way has been developed as a Waymarked Way. It is 47km long and extends from Donegal Town to Ardara, with local link routes from towns and villages where accommodation and entertainment are available, adding a further 63km to the route. The Bluestack Mountains are a rugged mountain range with peaks in excess of 600m and in parts are quite remote.Walking festival held in October. North West Walking Guides provide guided tours all year round. Detailed guide books and maps available in Tourist Offices for self guides tours

Creevy Shore Walk
A purpose built shore path that extends from Rossnowlagh to Creevy and on to the mouth of the Erne estuary.

The Kingfisher Cycle Trail
The Kingfisher Trail has over 300 miles of mapped and signposted cycle trails in the Fermanagh region. From rolling hills, to country lanes to Atlantic coast, the trail has something for all tastes.
Suitable for Independent or group travel

The Northwest Cycle Trail
The North West Trail is a 326km circular cycle route through counties Donegal, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Leitrim, and Sligo in the North West of Ireland.

There are plenty of beaches in the area that are good for all types of water sports, such as swimming, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving.

The main beach in Bundoran has been popular for over 100 years, and is patrolled by lifeguards in the summer.

Tullan is best for surfing but has no lifeguards. Plenty of peaks down the beach – walk a little and you will find a break of your own.

Rossnowlagh is five miles from Ballyshannon and is well known as a good beach for surfing, swimming and kitesurfing. Lifeguards in summer.

Murvagh beach is located two miles off the Donegal Town road between Ballintra and Laghey. Quiet, safe beach with no waves. Great spot to learn kitesurfing. Lifeguards in summer.

Mullaghmore beach is a calm, family beach with lifeguards. Home to a sailing club where one can take courses in learning to sail.

Streedagh beach is located two miles from Grange village. Possibly the nicest beach in the area there is something for everyone here – plenty of empty waves, lagoon for kite sports at high and low tide, and great walking.