Fin McCools Surf School is located at Rossnowlagh on scenic Donegal Bay. ‘Ross Neamhlach’ loosely translates as ‘heavenly cove’ and no description here could be more apt. The beach is about 3 km long with safe surfing all along its length and especially at the southern end. The School is located at the central junction in Rossnowlagh, a mere 50m stroll on to the surfing beach. We are about 3 hours from the M50 in Dublin and about 2 hours from Belfast.

Fin McCools Surfers Beach Pad x 2

Surfers Pad Entrance
Surfers Pad Entrance

Situated a stones throw from the beautiful Rossnowlagh Beach, this pad is all about the location. That being said, furnishings are modern and clean and will comfortably take a group of 4 friends or a family with 2 kids.

Interaction with Guests

We live in an apartment right next door and are always on call. We also run the Surf School which is a short walk away.

The Neighbourhood

Rossnowlagh Beach is located in the centre of Donegal Bay and is one of the west coasts most beautiful and popular Surfing Beaches. We are approximately half way between 2 of Ireland most stunning and famous natural features, Ben Bulben in Sligo and the cliffs at Sliabh Liag.

Getting Around

The nearest public transport is the bus service to Ballyshannon which is about 9km away. Taxis are available from there. Private Car Parking is right outside the door.

Other Things to Note

Steep steps to the entrance may not be suitable for young kids or the elderly.

Contact us directly for booking and the best price.

Check availability and more info Here and Here.

Other Accommodation Options (in order of proximity)…

Sandhouse Hotel – 50m

Beautiful family run 4* Hotel located right on the beach. No better views on the West Coast.

(071) 9851777

Sandhouse Hotel
Sandhouse Hotel

Ardeelan Lodge B&B – 200m

Beautifully restored farmhouse from Conor Britton and family. A short 5 minute walk to the beach.

(071) 9851578 or (087) 2696669

Ardeelan Lodge
Ardeelan Lodge

Smugglers Creek Inn – 200m

Smugglers Creek offers 5 charming ensuite rooms with seaviews out over Donegal Bay. There is also an award-winning restaurant and pub on site.

(071) 9852366


Sunset Lodge – 210m

Idylic lodge located right on the Clifftop at Rossnowlagh. Next door to pub and restaurant. Sleeps 2. Perfect for couples.

(071) 9852112


The Gaslight Restaurant and B&B

B&B on the clifftop next to Smugglers Creek with own restaurant.

(071) 9851141


Rossnowlagh Beach House – 500m

A spacious 5 Bedroom Beach House at the end of Rossnowlagh Beach.

(Sleeps up to 12)

087 3994131 or House

Boortree Touring and Camping Park – 500m

Brand Spanking New Campsite for both Campervans and Tents.

085 1655917

Assaroe Falls Self-catering, Ballyshannon – 9km

Brand new self catering accomodation complex in the centre of Ballyshannon.

071 9822123