Port St Mary – Local Information- Food & Accommodation

The village of Port St Mary is on the south-western part of the Isle of Man with Port Erin located nearby.

The outer harbour, created when the Alfred Pier was built in 1882, is accessible at all tide states - unique amongst the Manx ports. It contains two full-tide slipways and visitors moorings are present during the summer months.

The inner harbour, with its pier created in 1812, is tidal and dries out from half-tide.

Once a major fishing and trading port, the village is still popular with tourists and fishermen, especially during the summer.

A railway station lies just north of the main part of the village, one of the stops on the surviving section of the Isle of Man Steam Railway between Douglas and Port Erin. Steam trains operate on the line several times a day during the summer season, and stop at Port St Mary. The village is served by bus services to Port Erin, Castletown Douglas and Onchan.

Harbour information

The Isle of Man Harbours page has a detailed account of local conditions and services - click here

Things to do

From heritage attractions to adventure sports, the Isle of Man has something for everyone.
Private companies 7th Wave, Adventurous Experiences and Discover Diving offer well-organised water-based activities within a short distance of the IOMYC.


Information on other activities can be found on the Visit Isle of Man website: