Portsalon

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Portsalon

Port an tSalainn
Town
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

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]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introducing Portsalon & Fanad Head". Lonely Planet. Retrieved 2015-02-22.