Things to do

Local Towns

Ballyshannon (5min), Rossnowlagh (5min), Donegal Town (15min),Bundoran(15min), Mullaghmore (30minutes), Sligo (45min)

Surfing, Kayaking, Paddle Boarding, Giant SUP Board

Private Experiances @ The Cottages / Pier
Fancy waking up and walking to the pier to enjoy your own private kayaking or paddle board experience, a few minute walk from your door? Sure we got you covered with Rossnowlagh Surf School

Rather a private Yoga or Fitness Session lead by experianced trainers? This can be arranged (subject to availability) for your own private enjoyment in the grounds of the cottage, beach or pier.

Private or group experiances @ The Beach
Rather head to one of Donegals most famous ‘Blue Flag’ beaches a short 5 minute drive away and enjoy private / group surfing lessons, top rated kids camps for the children, kayaking, paddle boarding or renting the 8 adult Super Sup for a few hours? Our partners Rossnowlagh Surf School can cater for all your needs, either at the pier or at their operations on Rossnowlagh Beach!


Creevy Pier is central to many of Donegal’s best known and cleanest beach’s
Rossnowlagh Beach: Our famous Blue Flag 2 mile curved sandy beach with dedicated car free and swimming zones. The beach offers tranquil walks and hours of safe water play for the family. This beach benefits from Beach Life Guards in the summer season. Why not learn to surf, paddle board or Kayak as well? Rossnowlagh is a short 5 minute drive
Tullan Strand: Beautiful tarmac coastal cliff walk overlooking the ocean leads you from Tullan Strand to Bundoran Beach. Tullan Strand is well known for Surfing, walking and horse riding. This beach is not safe for swimming. Bundoran is a 15minute drive from Creevy Pier.
Bundoran Beach: Another beautifaul beach in the heart of Bundoran, awarded Ireland Blue Flag and enjoyed by surfers and swimmers alike. This beach benefits from Beach LifeGuards in the summer season. Bundoran is a 15minute drive from Creevy Pier.

Wood Burning Sauna @ Creevy Pier & Bundoran Pier

Check out Salt & Ember wood burning Sauna. Enjoy a dip in the sea and Sauna on the pier, such a wonderful experiance. The Salt & Ember Crew switch locations between Creevy Pier & Bundoran PIer so check out their website and get booked in! We HIGHLY recommend this experiance.

Family Fun

Castle Adventure Open Farm – 5 min drive from Creevy Pier
Outdoor Play Structures, Farm Animals, Petting time, Indoor Soft Play and Cafe serving beautiful food and tea / coffee. CreevyCottages recommends this NOT to be missed, expect to visit again and again! Its awesome!
Eagles Flying Sanctury: Based near Sligo, this is an experiance the whole family will enjoy. Learning about the various birds of prey, among other animals! Watch out for the cute rabbits.

Swimming Pool & Gym@ Ballyshannon Leisure Centre – 10min drive
Swimming Adventure Fun @ Waterworld Bundoran – 15 min
Catch a movie @ Eclipse Cinema Bundoran – 15min drive
Outdoor Fun @ Bundoran Adventure Park – 15min drive


The Creevy Costal Walk otherwise known as Kildoney Loop is a beautiful 4.5km walk beside the cottages. See more informaiton by clicking HERE

Donegal Offers some of the most breath taking scenery on your doorstep at Creevy Pier Cottages. If you like the beach, your a 5 minute drive from Rossnowlagh’s miles of sand. Venture a bit further to many beautiful mountains and historic walks


Donegal offers some of Ireland’s most beautiful golf courses, some only a short drive from Creevy Pier Cottages.

Donegal Golf Club, Murvagh – 10 min drive
Bundoran Golf Course – 15 min drive
County Sligo Golf Club at Rosses Point – under an hours drive

Eating Out

Fancy eating out? You have some of Donegal’s most famous restaurants on your doorstep, many with breathtaking views. Below is just a few which our family enjoy.

Creevy Pier Hotel – 2 minute walk (Lunch, Dinner & Bar)
The Smuglers Creek, Rossnowlagh, 5 min drive (Lunch, Dinner & Bar)
The Gas Light Inn, Rossnowlagh -5 min drive (Lunch, Dinner, Bar) – Must book in advance
The Sandhouse Hotel, Rossnowlagh- 7 minute drive (Lunch, Dinner & Bar)
The Bakery Shack, Rossnowlagh – 5 min drive (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Coffee)
Sunny Jims Coffee, Rossnowlagh Beack – 5 min drive (Coffee, Snacks) – July & August only
Tete-a-Tete, Ballyshannon – 5 min drive (Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Coffee)
AJs Filling Station (Fish & Chip Shop -Takeaway), Ballyshannon – 5 min drive (Lunch, Dinner – Fast Food, Pizza, Burgers, Fish Chips)
Golden Dragon , Ballyshannon, – 5 min drive (Chineese Sit In / Takeaway)
The Salty Fox in Bundoran – 15 min drive (Breakfast & Lunch)
Maddens Bridge Bar, Bundoran – 15min drive (Lunch, Dinner & Bar)

Selkie, Bundoran – 20 min drive (Lunch, Dinner)
Blas, Donegal Town – 20 min drive (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Chadpur Indian – 20 min drive (Top Rated Takeaway and Sit In)

Plus many more….
Bundoran Trip Advisor Places to eat
Donegal Trip Advisor Places to eat

SuperMarkets / Grocery Stores

The local area includes a variety of grocery stores (convieniance stores) & supermarkets. Ballyshannon will offer your closest collection with larger stores available in both Donegal Town & Bundoran. See some suggestions below:

SPAR, Ballyshannon, 5 min drive (General size convieniance store)
CENTRA & GO Petrol Station, Ballyshanon, 5 min drive (General size convieniance, Deli, Petrol Station, Fire wood etc)
LIDL, Bundoran, 15min drive (Larger Supermarket)
SuperValu, Bundoran, 15min drive (Larger Supermarket)
LIDL, Donegal Town, 20min drive (Larger Supermarket)
ALDI, Donegal Town, 20 min drive (Larger Supermarket)


Sea Sessions Music & Surf Festival, Bundoran- 15min drive
The Rory Gallagher Festival, Ballyshannon – 5min drive

Taxi Services

Please make own enquiries / review services offered directly with any potential provider prior to travel. These comoanies are not linked to Creevy Cottages in any way.

Seamy Mc Phelim +353 86 823 5030 (located top Creevy Ballyshannon Road)
Bert +353 86 171 8802
CannonsTaxi: +353871355553
John Gallagher +3532670888