Portsalon (Irish: Port an tSalainn) is a coastal townland in County Donegal, Ireland. It's situated on the scenic Lough Swilly and it is known for its beach, which was deemed to be the second most beautiful beach in the world by The Observer newspaper.[1]

Portsalon
Port an tSalainn
Village
Portsalon beach
Portsalon beach
Portsalon is located in Ireland
Portsalon
Portsalon
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 55°12′00″N 7°37′01″W / 55.200°N 7.617°W / 55.200; -7.617Coordinates: 55°12′00″N 7°37′01″W / 55.200°N 7.617°W / 55.200; -7.617
CountryIreland
ProvinceUlster
CountyCounty Donegal
Government
 • Dáil ÉireannDonegal
Area
 • Total13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+0 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-1 (IST (WEST))
Area code(s)075, +000 353 74
Irish Grid ReferenceB847228

Up until the second half of the 20th century, there was very little in the area. Now it is a tourist resort and many visitors have built holiday homes around Portsalon.[citation needed]

Recent timesEdit

September 2019, Donegal County Council took action to tackle flooding problems at Portsalon. [2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Introducing Portsalon & Fanad Head". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Council urged to tackle flooding problems at Portsalon".