Niarbyl Bay


Niarbyl is a secluded beauty spot just south of Dalby Village on the Island’s west coast. Discover the peaceful bay with its rolling hills, thatched cottages and dramatic coastal paths leading to White Beach. Sunsets are remarkable in this scenic location and on clear nights exceptional for stargazing.

On a walk along the coast you will be able to see one of the most interesting of the Island’s ancient Keeils or early Christian chapels Lag ny Killey. You’ll also find quaint thatched cottages, which were featured in the film Waking Ned, and a coastal footpath which leads to an 8th Century chapel and secluded beach.

During your visit you’ll be offered spectacular views of the rolling hills and on a clear day you may be able to see the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland.

Spot seabirds, seals and possibly basking sharks, particularly on calm sunny days between May and August. An information board and binoculars are also located at Niarbyl to assist with wildlife spotting.


The rocks around Niarbyl offer plenty of opportunities for angling. Typical species caught include Pollack, Ballan Wrasse, Cuckoo Wrasse, Mackerel and Conger Eel. Take care not to get cut off by the tide if you are fishing from the tail of rocks.

The best fishing tends to be on the incoming tide three hours before high water, and a couple of hours after.  Let someone know where you are intending to fish before you go, and when fishing rock marks, be aware of the state of the tide and keep an eye on rising water to avoid being cut off from the shore.