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Located just one minute away from the town centre of Ramsey, the Isle of Man's second largest town, Ramsey Beach is a sandy expanse and is reputedly one of the sunniest spots on the island.
The beach is bordered on one side by an impressive, victorian era 2160 foot (600m) pier. The Queen's Pier was closed to the public in 1991, however extensive restoration efforts are in place to return the pier to its former glory. On the other side of the beach are two stone piers, which mark the spot where the island's largest river, the Sulby, meets the sea.
Nearby Ramsey harbour is still a fully working harbour, and visitors to the beach and town can enjoy watching the ships come in and out. Behind the beach, a popular promenade runs the length of the beach and takes walkers into the centre of town. Within the town of Ramsey is a busy shopping street as well as several popular pubs and restaurants.
Type of beach
Dogs friendly beach?
Dogs are banned from the beach throughout the year on the part of the South Beach from the South Breakwater to the Lifeboat Slipway off Queen's Promenade.
- Town centre nearby
- Pub nearby
OS grid ref.
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