The Sound Visitor Centre in Port St Mary is one of the most picturesque points in the south of the Island and contains a wealth of information about the history of the area including the Calf of Man which is an Island directly opposite.
Learn about the ships that sank tragically in the area, and the subsequent wrecks that entertain divers, the swirling tidal races that are popular with adventurous kayakers and the bird observatory which is located on the Calf of Man.
The waters around the Sound and Calf of Man are full of wildlife. The small rocky islet, known as Kitterland, which is located in the middle of both areas, is a hotspot for seals who can be found sunbathing on the rocks. The area is also frequented by dolphins and basking sharks.
The Calf of Man is also the perfect place to study many aspects of bird life with around 33 species breeding annually and it is located on one of western Britain's major migration routes. Breeding seabirds include Manx Shearwater, Kittiwake, Razorbill and Shag. Other species normally observed on the island include Peregrine, Hen Harrier and Chough.
Walkers will also appreciate the coastal footpaths which lead to Port Erin or Spanish Head, Cregneash and the Chasms in Port St Mary.