Calf of Man Destination Guide

Explore / Isle Of Man / Rushen
Explore Calf of Man Seaside, Coast and Beaches

Calf of Man is a small uninhabited island 2.5 sq km (618 acres) that sits off the southwest coast of the Isle of Man. The island is managed by the Manx National Heritage as a bird sanctuary and observatory. The word 'calf' derives from the Old Norse word kalfr which means a small island lying near a larger one. It is possible to reach the Calf of Man by boat from both Port Erin and Port St Mary.

Calf of Man Rushen Coast Map


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, and places to stay and eat:

Spanish Head

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Chicken Rock Lighthouse

Place Tags: Lighthouses

Nature Reserve and Bird Observatory

Place Tags: Outdoors - Nature

Sound Cafe

Place Tags: Cafes

Calf of Man Lighthouse

Place Tags: Lighthouses