Kinnagoe Bay is a beautiful long sandy beach and is surrounded by steep terrain, the road down to the beach is a little steep so one should exercise extreme care while driving down, and there is a decent sized car park at the beach. Due to its steepness, the road would not be suitable for coaches.
It was here at the bay that the merchant ship ‘La Trinidad Valencera’ from the Spanish Armada sunk in 1588. In 1971 the City of Derry Sub-Aqua Club discovered The wreck of ‘La Trinidad Valencera. Many of the artefacts recovered from the wreck can be seen today in the Tower Museum in Derry, which is well worth a visit. To read more about ‘La Trinidad Valencera’ click here.
Canada’s biggest-selling newspaper, the Globe and Mail described Kinnagoe Bay as ‘the prettiest place in Ireland’.