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Peel’s golden and gently sloping sandy beach is set in a beautiful bay, bounded by Peel Castle and Peel Harbour on one side and red sandstone cliffs on the other. This north-west-facing beach has some spectacular sunsets over Ireland’s Mountains of Mourne. The hidden gem of the beautiful, pebbly Fenella Beach is just west of the road across to Peel Castle. Going to Peel isn’t just about beaches though and enjoying a crab sandwich or ice cream here epitomises summer on the Isle of Man for many locals. Peel is the island’s main fishing port, so the crab here doesn’t get much fresher. The ice cream from Davison’s Ice Cream Parlour includes all the usual delicious flavours along with the weird and wonderful. From iron brew and smarty pants to jellybean and blackcurrant and liquorice, they have thought of everything and are always experimenting with new flavours.

Photo credit “Peel beach, Isle of Man” by Culture Vannin is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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