Apart from the weather station at this, the most Northern point on the island of Ireland, I really didn't know what to expect from Malin Head.
We were lucky with the weather - we were there in early June - not quite the perfect blue skies we've had throughout July, but dry and bright (except the day we were leaving for home).
We found that there was plenty to explore - a good cliff walk around the most Northern point, good beaches, crystal-clear waters, quaint cottages.
We stayed in the Seaview Tavern in Ballygorman, the last town before Malin Head. Loved the place. There are three rooms with sea views. Our room was really nice and modern. And they paid attention to the little details - like bottles of water in the room, and biscuits! The food was excellent. And the owner, Michael, will tell you all about the area over breakfast. A great spot!
Despite Michael's explanations, we didn't find the way to the raised beach with the semi-precious stones. We could see it from Malin Head, but we couldn't get to it. Maybe they don't want the tourists to find it too easily!