Port Soderick

Isle of Man

Water Quality

Annual classification


Today's forecast

Forecasts are not available for this location.

This is a small bay at the foot of one of the islands beautiful Glens. It has a paved promenade, refreshment facilities, a children’s play area and a picnic site.


Coastal walks and visiting the glen. Golf is popular in the area, north of the beach and you might pass the Isle of Man Steam Railway en route to the beach.

Wildlife and Walks

This is at the foot of a beautiful Glen and there are also coastal walks around the headland rocks, where there are gorgeous pools of water, caves and thriving vegetation. Ballalough Reedbeds Nature Reserve is south 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.


There is currently no weather forecast for this beach.

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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

For more information visit rnli.org.uk.

Facilities at Port Soderick



Ample parking available near the beach, follow Marine Drive.

Dog restrictions


Dogs are allowed.

Beach cleaning

No current information