Update: A site visitor reported (thank you) that “Tullan Strand is very unsafe for swimming, especially within 200 metres of the cliffs where there is dangerous rip.” Swim at your own risk here or not at all.
Tullan strand is big, bold and, on a good day, quite spectacular.
We were lucky to hit it on a really sunny day in April and this is really an impressive spot to swim, surf and walk.
The beach itself seems to stretch for what looks like a couple of miles and there is a lovely wild and remote feel to it. Tullan is quite open and can be breezy, although you will find some shelter in the dunes at its back. However, make sure you observe the military range warning signs.
This is a surfers beach and as such you can expect waves when swimming, so be careful. However, for those who like swimming in wavy water this is a great spot.
Tullan is a big beach so even on a good summers day there will be space for you to swim surf, play football or even ride your horse.
There is a good size car park but access to the beach is down a rough path and its not wheelchair or buggy accessible. You could carry a buggy down as its a reasonably short descent.
From Sligo you come on the N5 sign-posted Bundoran / Donegal. When you get to Bundoran drive straight through the town and then watch out for a signpost on your left for Tullan.
Ordnance Survey Discovery Series Map No. 16