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Glen Wyllin Beach


Glen Wyllin Beach


Located in a rural area on the western coast of the island, Glen Wyllin Beach forms one stretch of a long strip of sand, shingle and rock coastline which stretches for miles in either direction. The beach isaccessible from Glen Wyllin campsite.

There are a number of marked walks in the area and a coastal path. The Cooildarry Nature Reserve is very close to the beach.

Cooildarry Nature Reserve nearby has a diverse range of flora set in a wooded valley and is a good place to come to see bluebells and wild primroses in springtime. Spooyt Vane, one of the island’s tallest waterfalls is also nearby.

Dark Skies

Enjoy uninterrupted horizon views from the North East to South West, whilst stargazing at Glen Wyllin Car Park. The locations dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies as a result of minimal light pollution. Make sure to visit the site and adore the excellent all round horizon views on offer.

Glen Wyllin 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 on a large flat area surrounded by grass verges. Observers need to remain on the tarmacked area as there is a stream to the North of the car park.

Glen Wyllin, Kirk Michael

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Opening Times

* Open all year round

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From Peel, take the A4 Coast Road to Kirk Michael and continue north. Turn left at the Glen Wyllin campsite sign and follow the road through to the Glen. From Douglas, take the A1 road to Ballacraine and turn right onto the A3 to Kirk Michael. Take a sharp right onto the A4 Coast road where you will see the entrance to Glen Wyllin on the right.

Public Transport Directions

Glen Wyllin can be accessed via bus to Kirk Michael and car.

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