Best beaches in Isle Of Man

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Below are a list of the top 12 beaches in Isle Of Man as selected by the users of the Beach Guide website.

The current most popular beach in Isle Of Man is Ramsey. If you would like to have your say on which are the best beaches in Isle Of Man just follow the link to the beach and vote by clicking the star ratings at the top right of the page.

  • 1. Ramsey Beach

    Ramsey © David Dixon | BY-SA

    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…

  • 2. Port Erin Beach

    Port Erin © Richard Hoare | BY-SA

    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…

  • 3. Castletown Beach

    Castletown © Kevin Rothwell | BY-SA

    The old Manx capital of Castletown lies in a large horseshoe-shaped bay and was built around the harbour at the mouth of the Silverburn river.

    Castletown beach lies just west of the harbour mouth and at higher tides consists largely of fairly unwelcoming pebbles. However, as the tide retreats a good stretch of sand is revealed.

  • 4. Laxey Beach

    Laxey © Dr Neil Clifton | BY-SA

    Laxey is a small former fishing and mining town on the east coast of the Isle of Man. The town has a number of vintage railways and a harbour. To the south west of this harbour runs a small sand and pebble beach. At the southern end of the beach there are rocky outcrops and…

  • 5. Peel Beach

    Peel © Dr Neil Clifton | BY-SA

    The west coast beach of Peel is one of the finest on the island. A good stretch of golden sand protected by a large breakwater make this beach a family favourite. With Peel Castle and the historic fishing port as a backdrop this spot is brimming with history. The town is also home to three…

  • 6. White Strand Beach

    White Strand © Andy Stephenson | BY-SA

    This small sand and shingle beach set between rocky outcrops lies on the west coast of the Isle of Man, just under two miles north of Peel. The beach is backed by grass-covered cliffs and hills, behind which lie fields along which the coastal path runs. Come here to appreciate the remote beauty of this…

  • 7. Kirk Michael Beach

    Kirk Michael © Colin Park | BY-SA

    The beach at Kirk Michael is just part of a huge stretch of sand and shingle that makes up the remote North-East coast of the Isle of Man. The beach is just a short way from the village of Kirk Michael which has plenty of facilities. The village is also on the famous TT motorcycle…

  • 8. Chapel Beach

    Chapel Beach © David Dixon | BY-SA

    Situated in front of the small Manx town of Port St Mary is Chapel Beach with its softly sloping sand. The beach backs onto the promenade and behind that the seafront so there are no shortage of facilities.

  • 9. Douglas Beach

    Douglas © John Firth | BY-SA

    Douglas Central Beach is a sandy beach at the southern end of Douglas Bay, alongside the town centre. Douglas is the largest and most important town on the Isle of Man. At this end of the bay, the beach becomes completely submerged as the tide comes in. Douglas beach is backed by a promenade, which…

  • 10. Gansey Bay

    Gansey Bay © Chris Gunns | BY-SA

    Gansey Bay is a good sized sandy beach within the Bay ny Carrickey and just to the east of Port St Mary. Excellent low water location for windsurfing. Best in East, SE, South and SW winds. At high tide the sea crashes onto the sea wall and should be avoided at all costs. The beach…

  • 11. Derbyhaven Beach

    Derbyhaven © David Smith | BY-SA

    Derbyhaven Beach lies on the south-eastern tip of the Isle of Man and forms a crescent around the shallow, east-facing bay. The bay is protected by a breakwater and the waters here are highly favoured by windsurfers, as well as being used for scuba diving.

    The beach is composed mainly of shingle and is backed by…

  • 12. Jurby Beach

    Jurby © Shaun Ferguson | BY-SA

    Jurby Beach is located near the remote northern tip of the Isle of Man, close to the Curraghs Wildlife Park and the Ayres nature reserve. It forms part of a long strip of sand and shingle along this part of the coastline. The sand here is quite firm and the lack of dog restrictions make…