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Port Grenaugh Beach

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Port Grenaugh Beach - Isle of Man

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The small beach at Port Grenaugh lies in a sheltered cove, on the south east coast of the Isle of Man between Port Soderick and Santon Head. The beach here is a mixture of sand, shingle and rocks, and the cove is flanked on either side by cliffs backed with grassland, shrubs and gentle rolling hills. At low tide there are a number of rockpools exposed.

Access to the beach is down a narrow, single-track road and there is only parking for a small number of cars. Planning permission has been given for a small number of holiday cottages and a restaurant.

A short walk from the beach, Crank ny Merriu, a grassy promontory towering above the sea has a trench and small hill, which is all that is left of a Celtic Iron Age defensive fort.

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

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  • Rock pooling


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