Portsalon

Portsalon
Town
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 (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.

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.

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