Niarbyl Visitor Centre
Arguably one of the most beautiful sections of the Island’s coastline and one of the best places to watch the sun setting.
Niarbyl Visitor Centre, in the west of the Island, is one of the most important geological sites in the Isle of Man.
Niarbyl in Manx means “the tail” which refers to the unique tail of rocks jutting out into the Irish sea which are from ancient continents that were forced together by movements in the earth’s crust over 140 million years ago.
During your visit you’ll be offered spectacular views of the rolling hills and on a clear day you may be able to see the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland.
Niarbyl is also a prime location for spotting some of the wildlife that calls Manx waters home including basking sharks, dolphins and seals.
You’ll also find quaint thatched cottages, which were featured in the film Waking Ned, and a coastal footpath which leads to an 8th Century chapel and secluded beach.
Niarbyl Cafe offers a wide range of refreshments and has panoramic views of the bay, plus lots of helpful information which details the history of the area.
There is easy access to the sea for those interested in sea kayaking.
Opening Times and Admission
The Niarbyl Visitor Centre is open all year daily between 10am and 9pm from Easter to October and from 10am to 5pm from November to Easter.
Admission is free and there is ample parking and disabled access.
Location and Contact
Niarbyl Visitor Centre, Niarbyl Road, Dalby, IM5 3BS.
For more information telephone 01624 843300 or visit www.manxnationalheritage.im.