Ayre covers the north-eastern end of the Isle of Man. The word Ayre comes from Old Norse "eyrr" that means a shingle beach. The Point of Ayre is the closest point on the Isle of Man to the British mainland, being 26 kilometres (16 miles) south of Burrow Head in Scotland.


Why not check beaches nearby as we have one beach in Ayre, or have a look at our list of Ayre dog friendly beaches, or even our Isle Of Man Blue Flag beach list.

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Ayre Coast Search Bar

Where would you like to go? Use our search bar to search across all our local listings, ideal for finding that nearest spot to visit:


Want some ideas on where to visit?

Every favourite location must be visited for the first time. Want some ideas, why not check out the below small selection of coastal locations, including beaches, activities, things to see and do, places to stay and eat:

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    Ramsey Beach

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    Point of Ayre Lighthouse

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    Point of Ayre Beach

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    Ramsey Queens Pier

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    Snaefell

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    Jurby Beach

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    Ramsey lifeboat station

Some more locations in Ayre