Surfing in Sligo

Sligo and Donegal provide one of the best locations in Ireland to surf. With it’s long Atlantic coastline, there are numerous beaches and coves that offer a challenge to all levels of surfing expertise.


Mullaghmore SurfingStradbrook Bed & Breakfast provides the perfect location for you to base you surfing vacation as it provides access to one of the premier locations in Europe for big and small wave surfing. Mullaghmore head has become synonymous with winter surfing in recent years due to the quality of the big waves that can pop up during some of the numerous Atlantic storms. This location remained a well guarded secret until recently when a local film maker filmed some of the local sufers taming waves in excess of 30 feet during one such Atlantic storm. This film went viral not only among the surfing community by throughout the world ensuring that Mullaghmore attained world wide fame for the quality and height of its waves.


Surfing at StrandhillStrandhill offers all year round surfing and also the perfect environment for both the experienced surfer and beginner alike. It’s renowned as one of the best surfing locations in Ireland and for years, has consistently produced some of the country’s best surfers. The coastline is north west facing and picks up any type of swell from south west to north, making it one of the most consistent locations throughout the country. The area also boasts numerous surf schools and equipment is also available to rent locally.


Surfing at BundoranBundoran offers a superb location and is situated only a short drive from all of our accommodation locations. Surfers travels from all over Ireland and the world to surf the breaks. Bundoran can be surfed all year round and hosted the European Surfing Championships for the third time in 2011 when hopefuls from fourteen countries descended on Bundoran to battle it out for the crown of European Surfing Champion with the title eventually going to Portugal.


Surfing at Easkey, SligoEaskey is another popular surfing location along Sligo’s Atlantic coastline and is also internationally recognised as one of the top surfing locations in Ireland. The surf breaks at Easkey are Reef Breaks as the waves break over stones rather than sand. Easkey has two reef breaks – one to the left, just by the river mouth and another to the right, east of the castle. This makes the waves much more attractive to surfers because they are hollower and faster than beach breaks. However, the breaks in Easkey are only suitable for experienced surfers, although surfing lessons are available at local beaches for the less experienced.