The picturesque resort town of Port Erin lies at the head of a deep bay in the shadow of 116-metre-tall Bradda Head. It’s the terminus of the Isle of Man Railway from Douglas. The coast here is a great place to walk with some of the island’s wildest scenery. The sandy beach within the harbour, lovely parks and gardens, cafes and restaurants and watching the spectacular sunset over Port Erin Bay make it a popular destination with locals and visitors alike. Look out for the commemorative plaque to Fletcher Christian, who instigated the famous mutiny on the Bounty. To the north of the bay, there are walks from Bradda Glen along the coast path to Milner’s Tower, atop of Bradda Head, for incredible panoramic views across to the Calf of Man.
Other top spots to watch a sunset on the Isle of Man are Peel, Niarbyl, and Jurby Beach.
Photo credit “Port Erin (9)” by Jack_IOM is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
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