All Places in Garff
- The Laxey Wheel (also known as Lady Isabella) is a large waterwheel built into the hillside above the village of Laxey in the Isle of Man. Designed by Robert Casement in 1854, the wheel has a 72-foot-6-inch (22.1 m) diameter, is 6 feet (1.8 m) wide and revolves at approximately three revolutions per minute.
- The sheltered beach at Garwick Bay lies at the end of Garwick Glen, one of the prettiest glens on the Island. The valley at Baldrine has the River Gawne passing through it and joining the sea at the bay. The beach here is a mix of shingle and rocks backed by woodlands. Although the beach is not a bathing beach as such it is very popular with walkers and for fishing. Legend has it that during the 18th century the glen was a centre for smuggling and Dirk Haiterick’s Cave behind the beach is named after after a notorious local smuggler. The beach has no facilities although in Baldrine village you do have a pub with parking.
- The Maughold Head Lighthouse was built in 1914 and sits on a headland at the southern end of Ramsey Bay. The 23m high lighthouse tower, with the lighthouse keepers accommodation built on the headland above the tower at the same level as the lantern. A set of 127 steps links the tower to the keeper’s cottage. Maughold Head Lighthouse image: cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Neil Theasby – geograph.org.uk/p/4872136
- Port Cornaa Beach is a pebble beach within a small cove at the end of a valley that has Gob ny How to one side. If you choose to visit you may well get this beach to yourself. You have a freshwater lagoon just alongside the beach which is fed by the Cornaa river and at high tide this often merges with the sea. Parking right on the beach.