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The Sloc Car Park

Type:Dark Sky Site

The Sloc Car Park


The Sloc is a popular spot among local astronomers, with the site offering panoramic views over the South and North West. With very dark skies and free from light pollution, the view of the stars is breathtaking and will be enjoyed by all ages.

The Sloc 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 offers a flat and undulating surface on gravel and grass. The area is fenced with picnic seating available.


  • Stargazing in the Isle of Man
A36, Port Erin

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Opening Times

* Open all year round

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Travel south from Douglas on the A5 road. At Ballasalla turn right at the first roundabout, then left at the second onto the A7. Then take A36 at Ballakilpheric. Car park is on the right after 1 mile.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus: Bus services are only seasonable. For further information regarding the bus timetable visit

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