Hidden gems on the Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is known the world-over for its road racing and its cats with no tails, but dig a little deeper and our picturesque island is home to some little-known gems known only to locals and those who venture off the beaten track.
Here, we’ll share a few of our favourite secret places with you, so next time you visit the Isle of Man, you can take a look and experience them for yourself.
Hidden down a long and winding lane, Cornaa Beach is a sheltered cove looking out across the Irish Sea. The pebble beach gently slopes down into water so clear it’ll take your breath away.
Follow the public footpath through the glen, alongside the stream that leads to the sea, and you’ll come to a hidden lagoon nestled among the trees, perfect for a paddle or – if you’re feeling brave – a swim!
It’s a little known fact that the Isle of Man has its own native wallaby population and, if you venture out into the Curraghs – a vast expanse of wetlands in the north of the island – you’re likely to spot one or two for yourself.
Follow the winding footpaths through the marshland, near Ballaugh, and keep your eyes peeled for our furry friends from down under.
But remember, dogs are not permitted in this area and walking boots are advised.
Niarbyl Bay and White Beach
Located on the western coast of the Isle of Man, Niarbyl Bay is a secluded beauty spot with some of the most beautiful views on the island. Grab a cream tea or a heartwarming bowl of fish chowder in the café and wander down to the beach, where you’ll find quaint thatched cottages.
Head up over the dramatic coastal path and you’ll find White Beach, too. Here you can sit and gaze out to sea enjoying complete tranquillity. Again, walking boots are recommended for this walk.
A friendly reminder!
Of course, many of these hidden gems are so special because of exactly that – they’re hidden! So if you visit, please respect our beautiful island.