Port Erin beach is located on the south-west of the Isle of Man. The beach sits in a sheltered bay bordered by the tall cliffs of Bradda Head to the north. The beach is approximately 500 m long and consists of golden-white sand.
The Port Erin stream enters the bathing water with the main channel flowing across the main beach and into the sea. The surrounding land is urban and agricultural.
Port Erin beach is a good location for various sports such as kayaking and paddle boarding (equipment hire available), beach volleyball and football with nets installed during the bathing season. There are two swimming rafts installed during the bathing season which provide a marked route for open water swimmers.
The beach is also used for various events throughout the bathing season including live music, educational events hosted by charities and Port Erin festival of the beach and sea.
There is easy parking near to the beach including electric vehicle charging points. Public toilets, showers, cafes, shops, first aid and a defibrillator are all within walking distance of the bathing water.
For more information see the Visit Isle of Man website.
You can find out more about Port Erin Bathing Water Profile on the Government website.
Manx Technology Group has deployed a buoy within Port Erin Bay which provides live water temperature.
Updated 23 August 2021