If you are looking for top attractions on the Isle of Man, you will find them in Port Erin
Not only do you have the glorious Port Erin beach, there are beautiful walks, top restaurants and atmospheric bars and pubs in this lovely village. Have a look at our gallery for some great Port Erin inspiration.
Port Erin is on the South West coast of the Isle of Man. It is adjacent to Port St Mary.
Port Erin has a large sandy beach and u-shaped bay making it perfect for water-sports and activities. A long promenade running East to West runs parallel to it with water-sport hire, ice cream shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
In the summer months, there is a raft that you can swim to, volleyball nets and football goals on the beach, plus a stage with live bands at the weekends.
Learn to paddle-board with a beginner's group at Port Erin Paddleboards, or hire the boards to enjoy a paddle yourself. Find them in the "wavy shelter" on the promenade
Take sailing lessons with 7th Wave Sailing School or rent a kayak from their shop on the promenade
Learn to windsurf with Dave's Waves. Book in advance and Dave will come to Port Erin with all the equipment for a land lesson followed by time on the water. See our video here
Enjoy a sea kayaking experience from Port Erin breakwater with Isle of Man Seas Kayaks
Try Coasteering from Port Erin with Adventurous Experiences
Hire Fishing Rods and grab one of the best spots for angling, with advice from Heidis Fish and Bits
Rent bikes from Erin Bike Hut, and follow these routes for a great day out from the South
Enjoy a round of golf overlooking Port Erin Bay, a short walks from the holiday cottages, at Rowany Golf Club
Explore the many beautiful walks and rambles in the south of the island
Enjoy a steam train journey into Port Erin, and visit the Victorian Railway station and museum, with a coffee and lunch at the Whistlestop Coffee Shop inside the station
Grab a bus or train to Castletown to explore the historic castle and Manx heritage
Enjoy live music in many Port Erin venues where the atmosphere is electric
Indulge in Fish and Chips on the Port Erin headland, with the breath-taking view
Enjoy a cocktail or beer on the beach at Foraging Vintners at the eastern break-water end of the promenade, sitting outside during the summer, and by the cosy log burner inside during the winter months. In the summer you will also find Foraging Vintners at the western end by the light-house.
Indulge in meals and coffees in the lovely restaurants and coffee shops, with some ideas here
Take a wander around some of the lovely shops in the village, head to The Papered Nest, Trend, With Love & Hugs and The Good Health Shop for inspiration
You can take a steam train from Douglas, or a bus. If you are coming from the airport, jump onto the airport shuttle. It takes around 10 minutes from the airport, and 35 minutes from Douglas in the car. The train and bus takes slightly longer.
Read our five day Port Erin itinerary for ideas and inspiration when you come for a holiday in Port Erin
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