Niarbyl Bay Beach

Niarbyl Bay is at a midpoint between Peel and Port Erin on the west coast. ‘Niarbyl’ means ‘the tail’, referring to Niarbyl’s unique tail of rocks jutting out into the Irish Sea. This is a small rocky cove under the cliffs with sand and plenty of rock pools to explore.

Niarbyl Bay is a great location for birdwatching and you could get to see Gannets, Rock Pipits, Eider Ducks, Fulmars, Choughs, Guillemot and Oystercatchers.

As well as the birds you can see some great flora, and fauna, and get to see grey seals, dolphins, porpoises and even basking sharks.

The bungalow to the left is ‘Florrie Forde’s Cottage’, a holiday home of the 20th-century music hall star. Note this is a private dwelling and please don’t disturb the owners.

This part of the coastline has spectacular views that can even include the mountains of Ireland on clear days. Niarbyl Bay is one of the west-facing Isle of Man beaches that offers great sunsets.

No facilities at the beach, parking is at the clifftop by the Niarbyl Bay Cafe although you have a couple of spaces at the bottom of the hill by the beach. To get to the beach you need to walk the steep lane from the clifftop cafe.

Dog Friendly Beach?

We have no current information on dog restrictions for Niarbyl Bay Beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 6 beaches in Glenfaba, or check our list of Glenfaba Dog Friendly Beaches.

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7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 6.3℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 11.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Feb 01partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 6.5℃ to 7.2℃ with wind speed 12 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Feb 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.2℃ with wind speed 10.8 m/sec (WSW)
Friday, Feb 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 9℃ to 9.5℃ with wind speed 9.1 m/sec (WSW)
Saturday, Feb 04cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 7.8℃ to 8.4℃ with wind speed 5.1 m/sec (SW)
Sunday, Feb 05clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 5℃ to 5.4℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (WNW)
Monday, Feb 06cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.5℃ to 5.6℃ with wind speed 2.8 m/sec (WSW)

Peel weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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