Portsalon

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Portsalon
Port an tSalainn
Town
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
Country Ireland
Province Ulster
County County Donegal
Government
 • Dáil Éireann Donegal North–East
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Area code(s) 075, +000 353 74
Irish Grid Reference B847228
Portsalon beach.

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

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