10 hidden beaches you should definitely explore in the Isle of ManOne of the amazing features of our Island is the many beaches and bays which stretch along the coast. Here are 10 coastal spots you should definitely explore.
1. Port Grenaugh
Situated on the south-east coat of the Island this beach lies in a sheltered cove and is a great place for rock pooling; with a treasure trove of shells and rocks. You can also take a walk up the headland, which provides a beautiful view from of the bay.
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2. Garwick Beach
About 5 miles north from Douglas, you can find Garwick beach, a picturesque spot for fishing or yoga, this shady bay is home to interesting rock formations and green overhanging trees.
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3. Kirk Michael Beach
With a huge stretch of sand, Kirk Michael Beach makes up the north-east coastline of the Island. Just a short walk from the village this beach is a great spot for a dog walk.
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4. White Strand Beach
If you are a keen bird spotter, visit White Strand Beach, north of the town of Peel. Nestled amongst grassy hills, this remote part of the Island is truly beautiful. On a clear day, you may even be able to spot some mountains in Northern Ireland across the water!
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5. Ballaugh Beach
Also known as ‘The Cronk’ this beach near the town of Ramsey is a great place to ‘catch some waves’ while windsurfing. If you are a keen stargazer, you may be lucky and even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights!
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6. Glen Wyllin Beach
Glen Wyllin is a sandy stretch which travels for miles in each direction. A great spot for a coastal run or dog walk, this beach can be found on the west coast of the Island.
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7. Niarbyl Bay
Looking for a peaceful bay with rolling hills and a quaint historic presence? Niarbyl Bay is home to lots of wildlife where you could spot birds, seals and possibly basking sharks on summer days!
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8. Scarlett Point
Okay, so this one isn’t a exactly a beach, but it is a pretty spectacular coastal spot! An area with strong evidence of previous volcanic activity, the limestone rock makes it a great spot to find fossils and enjoy the coastal views.
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9. Port Soderick
At the foot of the Port Soderick glen, you can see where the River Crogga runs into the sea at Port Soderick beach. A bay which tells many Manx tales of smugglers in the caves this spot is an attractive one if you want to experience the views along the cliffs and see a beautiful display of bluebells in late spring.
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10. Fenella Beach
Overlooked by Peel Castle, Fenella Beach is a small sheltered cove which is home to beautiful clear waters. A spot with stunning views, the sheltered cove can be great for kayaking along the Island waters.
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We look after our beaches!
Local organisation, Beach Buddies is an award winning initiative which has made an amazing impact on the cleanliness of the Island’s beaches. Their simple yet effective method of getting small teams of friends and like-minded people together to tackle the issue of rubbish on our coastlines. When visiting our beaches, please be mindful of keeping them clean. Visit www.beachbuddies.net to get involved.