The South Day Out
29th Dec 2021
For the last article in our ‘Isle of Man Day Out’ series we head down south and take you on a tour round just a few of the local gems which can be found in Castletown, Port Erin and Port St Mary. With luscious coastlines and lots of local stores to support, there’s definitely something for everyone down south.
Start your day down south in a fully equipped craft studio, where you can unleash your creative side and paint your own pottery with family and friends. You can find the studio in Qualtrough’s Timber Yard. All ceramics are useable, so you can take your creations home and enjoy them every day or create a beautiful, unique Christmas gift for a loved one.
Photo Credit: Craftwork Studio Facebook Page
If you are looking to get to know Castletown a little better, then look no further than the family friendly Balley Cashtal Beg Fairy Doors Walk. With over 70 fairy doors set around the town and a map to show you the way, you can see the streets of Castletown like never before. Maps for the walk can be collected from the Town Hall and some local businesses in the Castletown area.
Photo Credit: The Fair Doors Walk Facebookpage
The Secret Pizza Co.
As the day draws on, The Secret Pizza Co. opens its doors, serving wood-fired pizza, tasty cocktails and good vibes with a laid-back atmosphere. Open 4-11pm from Thursday to Saturday, and now serving their Christmas food and drink menu, you can enjoy a light bite in the afternoon or settle in for the evening with some live music.
Photo Credit: The Secret Pizza Facebook Page
Located on the western shoreline of the Island, the seaside craft winery, Foraging Vintners, finds its home in the The Old Coal Shed on Port Erin breakwater. Foraging Vintners create and serve sparkling wines, meads, ciders, and many more beverages. Their products can also be found in a range of pop-ups such as the popular ‘The Dogs Nollick’ on Peel harbour.
Photo Credit: Foraging Vintners Facebook Page
First opening its doors in 1968, family run business, Trend Gift Shop continues to welcome customers into their shop based on Church Road. Trend stock popular home fragrances from top brands and household names, alongside other beautiful home décor which would make a perfect gift for a loved one this festive season.
Photo Credit: Trend Giftshop Facebook Page
Port St Mary
Found in the lovely coastal town of Port Erin, The Fishery is a restaurant specialising in freshly caught and cooked seafood. Walk-ins are welcome and customers can choose to visit for brunch, lunch, dinner, and takeaway options. With a diverse menu, The Fishery caters for everyone, from alfresco outdoor seating to a multitude of Manx memorabilia, you’ll be sure to leave feeling satisfied.
Photo Credit: The Fishery Facebook Page
Port St Mary Promenade
To finish off your trip round Port St Mary, head to the peaceful harbour and enjoy the fresh Manx air and sea breeze. The 1.5-mile walkway is accessible for all making it the perfect place for a family walk along the shoreline. There’s also accessibility to the beach to take a walk along the sand and see if you can spot any Manx wildlife.
Photo Credit: Visit Isle of Man Website https://www.visitisleofman.com/experience/port-st-mary-chapel-beach-p1292531