The natural landscape of Carrickfinn and surrounding coastal region is suitable for a wide range of land and sea activities for locals and visitors alike. Golden sandy beaches, fresh sea air and sound of the sea can be enjoyed by all who wish to experience the great outdoors. Multi-grade terrain mixed with beach, trails and slopes is suitable for casual walkers, joggers or athletes in training for cross country running, triathlon and related sports. For hill walkers Mount Errigal and the Derryveagh Mountains are easily accessible as are the many walking trails in Glenveagh National Park.
Casual or Professional Cyclists based in Carrickfinn can avail of a choice of cycle routes ranging from very easy, difficult and very difficult grades along challenging coastal routes. Errigal Cycle Club is based in the area -there is a bicycle repair centre / shop in the locality and bicycles hire is available also.
It is possible to engage in water based activities in Carrickfinn including snorkelling, scuba diving, windsurfing, kite surfing, kayaking and fishing / sea angling – boat charters are available locally. Lifeguards are on duty at Carrickfinn blue flag beach during high season in summer.
Artists – including Painters, Writers, Poets, Musicians and Photographers will be challenged, captivated and inspired by the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Carrickfinn, a hidden gem and integral part of the Wild Atlantic Way on the North West Coast of Ireland. Fresh sea air and call of the wild along with contrasting silence and calm will open your mind and free your creative thoughts and talents. Carrickfinn Wild Atlantic – Dún Masc Cottage, Dún Ramhar or Ard Mór are suitable Retreats for all Artists.