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Niarbyl Bay

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Niarbyl Bay - Isle of Man

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Located on the more remote and rugged southwest coast of the island, Niarbyl Bay is both dramatic and picturesque. The name Niarbyl means 'the tail' and refers to the rock formation that dominates the beach, jutting into the Irish Sea. This is a great spot for sunsets with the the coast of Ireland forming the backdrop on clear days.

The beach is accessed via a steep lane with parking and a visitor centre at the top of the hill. A little way along the coast are further beaches and an 8th century chapel.

Type of beach

Sand & rock

Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Isle of Man dog friendly beaches »


  • Rock pooling


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets

Nearest town



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