Belalt Strand at Rossnowlagh extends to the north-northwest for over 2km from the cliffs at Coolmore in the south to the intertial rock outcrop at Carrickfad. The beach has a broad low-angle profile with well sorted fine sand as the dominant sediment. Rossnowlagh is a heavily used beach popular with local residents and day trippers. It is renowned as one of Irelands main surfing beaches. This beach is lifeguard patrolled throughout the bathing season (lifeguard times are posted on the information board on the beach).
The beach can be accessed by taking the R231 west from Ballyshannon. After the village at Coolmore, you have a choice of left hand turns which will take you to the beach.