Port Erin Beach
Port Erin Beach is a sheltered sandy bay beach on the south of the island protected by the high cliffs of Bradda Head. The beach offers some variety, the northern end starts off as rocks and pebbles, then the middle becomes compressed sand and pebbles, the southern end gets some protection from the harbour and here you get some great soft sand.
During the peak beach season, you get beach volleyball nets and a pontoon for swimmers in the sea.
You also have Spaldrick beach, a small pebble beach hidden around the corner to the north of the main Port Erin beach. This can be reached from the main beach at low tide or from the coast path.
As you look out of the bay you can see a line of rocks and this is the old breakwater which was built in 1864 at great expense to protect the bay and allow steamers to land. But, the breakwater was repeatably damaged by storms and then beyond repair in 1884. Today the remains still provide some protection to the bay.
Port Erin is not just one of the best beaches on the Isle of Man but a great location for walking, with some excellent walks in this area; try the hill walk to Bradda Head with great views back over Port Erin.
There are fishing trips and excursions to the Calf of Man from the small Port Erin harbour.
Facilities at Port Erin Beach include a promenade, toilets, beach showers, parking including electric charging points, shops, kiosks, bars, ice-creams and beach hut rentals.
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 9.5℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 7.7 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.8℃ to 9.3℃ with wind speed 6.4 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 7 m/sec (NW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 6.9 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 8.2℃ to 8.6℃ with wind speed 6.8 m/sec (SSW)
Expect a temp in the range 7.5℃ to 8.2℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (S)
Expect a temp in the range 8.3℃ to 8.8℃ with wind speed 12.4 m/sec (SSW)
Port Erin weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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