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Ballaugh Beach Car Park

Type:Dark Sky Site

Ballaugh Beach Car Park


Ballaugh Beach is a perfect Dark Sky Discovery Spot for stargazing. The area has Milky Way status as a Dark Sky site, meaning it has minimal light pollution and beautifully dark skies. As well as the stars above you, you may also get the chance to sight the Aurora Borealis.

Ballaugh Beach Car Park is one of 26 registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites on the Isle of Man. With the help of Interpretation Boards on site, stargazers can fully enjoy the stunning views on offer in the Manx skies.

Advice and Safety:

The stargazing site is a large flat area, with bushes lining the site’s perimeter. The beach is close by to the site.

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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

By Car: Travel north from Douglas on the A1 and A3. At Ballaugh turn left onto the A10, then turn left at The Cronk. The Car park is on the left approximately after half a mile.

By Bus: Bus services to Ballaugh include the 5, 5A, 5C, 5J, 6A, 6C. For further information regarding bus timetables visit 

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