Rossnowlagh (Irish: Ros Neamhlach, meaning “heavenly headland”) is a seaside village in south County Donegal, Ireland. It is about 8.5 km north of Ballyshannon and 16.0 km southwest of Donegal Town. The area’s 3 km long beach is frequented by walkers, surfers, wind-surfers, kite-surfers and swimmers.
Rossnowlagh is one of Ireland’s and Europe’s best Blue Flag surfing beaches. As the slowly rising beach faces westward into the Atlantic Ocean, and the fact that Donegal Bay has a funnel-like shape, it can increase the size of the waves, especially in winter when some huge rollers are generated and it has been known to have waves up to 7 metres (20 ft) high. Rossnowlagh has good safe facilities and has excellent water quality.