From Swan Park a path leads onto a walk along the beach north of Buncrana. About half a mile along the path, beside Buncrana Lifeboat Station, is Ned's Point Fort, a Napoleonic structure designed to counter the threat of French invasion. The fort has been restored and is now open to the public. Further along, about 3km north of the town, is Father Hegarty's Rock, named after a priest said to have been martyred there in penal times. His grave lies on the inland side of the path, with a plaque marked with the year of his death, 1711.