Port Erin Beach

Port Erin Beach - Isle of Man
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Port Erin Bay is found on the south-western tip of the Isle of Man. The delightful sandy beach here curves around the bay in a horseshoe-shape and faces west, making it a great spot to capture the magnificent sunsets which can be seen here. 

Towering above the north end of the beach are the cliffs of Bradda Head, atop of which sits a key-shaped monument which commemorates William Milner, a local philanthropist.  On clear days it is sometimes possible to see the Irish coast, and the beautiful Mourne Mountains in the distance.  

A promenade runs adjacent to the beach and the small Victorian resort town of Port Erin has a good range of facilities.  On the beach itself, there is a picturesque whitewashed cafĂ©, a perfect spot to stop off for a cup of tea after taking in the lovely views.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs are prohibited from the beach during the day from 1st May to 30th September

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  • Surfing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Town centre nearby
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby
  • Promenade

Nearest town


OS grid ref.

SC 1954 6901

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