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The Sound and the Chasms

  • Restaurant / Tearoom
  • Toilets
  • Refreshments
  • Wheelchair Access

On the southernmost tip of the Island you reach the Sound.  A café offers panoramic views across to the Kitterland and Calf of Man and the racing tidal currents which separate them. This is one of the most popular visitor destinations on the Island. A great place for seal spotting.

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FREE

About

On the southernmost tip of the Island you reach the Sound.

The café offers panoramic views across to the Kitterland and Calf of Man and the racing tidal currents which separate them. This is one of the most popular visitor destinations on the Island and a great location for seal spotting.

On the land between the Sound and Cregneash, you will find the chambered tomb on Meayll Hill and nearby a radar defence station from World War II.
The Chasms, Spanish Head and Black Head show intricate geological formations which provide nesting spaces for many sea birds.

 

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Essential Info

Please note, the Sound and the Chasms are open-air heritage sites with uneven ground. Please take care on your visit and read our Access Guide below if you have any other queries.

Important Visitor Information:

The Department of Infrastructure has given that under section 3 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1985 it will introduce temporary road traffic restrictions between 6.00am on 2 August 2022 and 6.00pm on 23 August 2022 on the A31 Howe Road and Sound Road between its junction with Truggan Road, Port St Mary and its terminus at The Sound Café.

Areas of these road will be subject to a short closure at the beginning of the closure period for repair works to be undertaken, followed by a single day of closure towards the end of closure period to allow for surface dressing of the whole road. The exact dates for the works will be weather dependant, although the Department of Infrastructure has confirmed that the road will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Tuesday 9 August.

August 2022 – Roadworks – Public Notice

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