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.
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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: