Douglas (Broadway)

Isle of Man

Douglas (Broadway)
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Water Quality

Annual classification


Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

Douglas is the largest town on the Island and a popular tourist destination, set on a wide sandy bay. Broadway is the middle of the bay and is backed by the long promenade and the Horse-Drawn tramway. The marina is to the south of the beach.


Local attractions include the Manx Museum, the Theatre, horse trams, the National Sports Centre boat trips and there is a golf course overlooking the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

There is a long promenade and plenty to explore in and around Douglas. Ballannette Country Park is just north of the beach.

What's tested here?

Water samples are taken voluntarily at this beach by Isle of Man Government from 15th May to 15th September.

Water samples do not need to be taken at this beach and may not be treated in the same way as designated bathing waters, but they are collected in the spirit of the Bathing Waters Directive.
Why isn't this a designated bathing water?

High levels of bacteria in the water can indicate pollution from sewage treatment works or polluted rain water draining from the land.
Where does pollution comes from and how can you help?

Water quality can be reduced for up to 72 hours after heavy rain. Look out for temporary signs at the beach and on our website.

Annual classification


What does this mean?

At the end of every bathing season the water quality is classified as either:

Excellent — the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest

Good — generally good water quality

Sufficient — meets minimum standards

Poor — You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

More information about potential pollution sources and improvement plans.


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Tide times

Potential hazards at this beach

This beach is not yet classified, please see our safety tips below or contact the local beach operator for further information.

Lifeguarded locations - top five safety tips

Non-lifeguarded locations For those who can’t make it to a lifeguarded beach

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Facilities at Douglas (Broadway)

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There is a number of pre-paid car parks and voucher parking.

Dog restrictions


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Beach cleaning

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