Staycation in the Isle of Man

An Isle of Man staycation - So much to enjoy

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Wondering where to go for a UK staycation?  

A staycation in the Isle of Man and a change of scenery with the family and the dog might be just the welcome break you need.

Top staycation ideas

If you are looking for great UK staycation ideas, look no further.

With so much to do in the Isle of Man, you might be surprised. Thirty minutes to get here by plane, its easily accessible from all UK airports, or you can travel by boat in under three hours.   

Walking in the Isle of Man on your Staycation

There are endless walking routes from Port Erin. How about a relaxing stroll to Port St Mary, Gansey Bay then back to Port Erin. Or a stroll to Castletown to view the historic Castle Rushen, and wander through the streets of the ancient Capital.

Extend the walk to include Langness for perfect views before a peaceful night in one of the cottages. Take a look at this article for more ideas of great walks, including the incredible Raad Ny Foillan Coastal Footpath.  


Outdoor activities for your Isle of Man Staycation

Canoeing, gorge scrambling, sailing, coasteering, sea swimming, Victorian steam train, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, surfing, windsurfing ... the list is endless.

See our Links page for ways to contact each provider or download our guide below of 120 Activities to do in Port Erin & the South.

Coasteering Port Erin

Hiking in the Isle of Man

A hike up to Milner's Tower for photographs and a well-earned picnic in the beautiful Manx sunshine is beautiful. Following the path back to Bradda Head, and a meander through Bradda Glen via the famous abandoned open air swimming baths built in 1899 is a great way to get our daily exercise. 

If you are feeling energetic, a walk over The Sloc will kill a few hours, followed by a well deserved take-out supporting the local restaurants of Port Erin.   


An IOM Staycation on Port Erin Beach 

Enjoy Port Erin's glorious white sandy beach just outside the door of  Palm Villa or Seaview. Brew a coffee in your holiday cottage, wander over onto the beach, and enjoy a read with your toes in the sand. 

Let your dog enjoy a run during the permitted times, and have a natter with the wonderful locals. 

In the evening, sip cocktails at the breakwater, and enjoy incredible sunsets.    

Cycling in the Isle of Man 

Hiring a bike from Erin Bike Hut  and heading out for a cycle is a great way to get some family exercise, with lots of routes here .   

Eating and live music during your Isle of Man Staycation

Food and atmosphere makes a great staycation. Check out this blog for our favourite cafes and restaurants around the area, and here for favourite music venues in the South.

If you have your dog with you, read this article about our favourite walks with a pub at the end to keep the whole family happy.

The Shore      

A relaxing staycation in your pet friendly holiday cottages!

Board-games, Xbox, Netflix and a home cooked meal or a cookery workshop. Family fun indoors is always even more fun when its in a holiday home, and here are even more staying in ideas     


Where to stay in the Isle of Man? 

Isle of Man self catering accommodation

Isle of Man holiday cottages - Seaside Cottages

Located at Port Erin beach, we have two holiday cottages sleeping six each and are dog friendly


Seaview is located on the beach, with every room having a wonderful beach view. Bedrooms: Superking (can be split into singles), double, plus a twin bedroom

The garden and bbq area have a view of the beach, with a further reading room/ games room. Book here  


Seaview twin bedroom with beachview

Palm Villa 

Palm Villa is located in a quiet lane just behind Seaview. It is a renovated townhouse with the layout being over four floors, and each bedroom is on a separate floor. Bedrooms: Kingsize en-suite, double en-suite, plus a twin.

The kitchen and living/dining area is open plan to form a beautiful social space for groups and families. Book here

Palm Villa open plan living area   

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120 activities in the Isle of ManTo see what the Isle of Man has to offer, whether for a family, a group or by yourself, download this fantastic guide we have put together just for you 


120 Ideas of things to do in Port Erin & The Isle of Man 

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Isle of Man activities

Read about our favourite outdoor activities in the Isle of ManWet weather ideas in the Isle of Man,  cycling routestips for taking your dog on holidaytop staying in ideas, or tips for open water swimming to help enjoy your wonderful staycation.