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Falcarragh Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.7

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Falcarragh Beach Spot ID

Back Strand Spring Surf, Falcarragh Beach photo

Falcarragh Beach

Photo credit: John Richards

Type: beach

Reliability: inconsistent

Best: Swell N | Wind S

Sea Temperature Today is: 14.2 °C

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 17:07 Local time
Monday 24Tue
Wave (m) 1.3
Period (s) 7 8 6 6
Wind (km/h) 25
WSW 20
SW 20
SSW 20
Wind State cross-

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Falcarragh Beach in Donegal is an exposed beach break that only works when conditions are just right with no particular seasonal pattern. Offshore winds are from the south and there is no shelter here from cross shore breezes. Poor surf in light onshore winds Groundswells and windswells are equally likely and the best swell direction is from the north. The beach break offers both left and right hand waves. Best around high tide. Even when the surf is up, crowds are unknown. Watch out for dangerous rips.

Ireland wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

Tide Times:

At Falcarragh Beach (0 km).

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Falcarragh Beach Tide Times and Tide Chart

Live Weather:

At Donegal Arpt, 20 km from Falcarragh Beach.

moderate winds from the W

Dry and partly cloudy
Air temperature
14 °C

Current weather near Falcarragh Beach

Buoy Data:

At Blackstones WaveNet Site, 73 miles from Falcarragh Beach.

  12PM 1PM 2PM 3PM
Data Age 4 hr 3 hr 2 hr 1 hr
Wave height (m) 1.7
Dominant period (s) 6.3 8.3 8.0 10.0

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Overall Falcarragh Beach Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in September

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Falcarragh Beach Location Map

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Town and city forecasts close to Falcarragh Beach:

  • Closest city location
    Derry (United Kingdom)
    32 mi
  • Second closest city location
    33 mi
  • Third closest city location
    Coleraine (United Kingdom)
    56 mi
  • Fourth closest city location
    Lisburn (United Kingdom)
    72 mi
  • Fifth closest city location
    Ballymena (United Kingdom)
    75 mi


  • The closest passenger airport to Falcarragh Beach is Londonderry Eglinton Airport (LDY) in North Ireland, 61 km (38 miles) away (directly).
  • The second nearest airport to Falcarragh Beach is St Angelo (Enniskillen) Airport (ENK) in England, 89 km (55 miles) away.
  • Third is Sligo Airport (SXL) in Ireland, 103 km (64 miles) away.
  • Islay Airport (ILY) in U.k is 129 km (80 miles) away.
  • Aldergrove (Belfast) Airport (BFS) in North Ireland is the fifth nearest airport to Falcarragh Beach and is 132 km (82 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Falcarragh Beach, Donegal. Use the tab navigation above to view Falcarragh Beach sea temperature, Falcarragh Beach photographs, Falcarragh Beach detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Falcarragh Beach webcams, current wind from Donegal live weather stations and Falcarragh Beach tide predictions. The Ireland swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Ireland and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Ireland wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Falcarragh Beach.