Douglas

OSPAR beach ID: 
IM002
Country: 
Isle of Man
Region: 
2. Celtic Seas
Summary information
Tourism: 
Yes
Cleaned: 
Yes
Litter collection: 
Yes
Beach factsheet: 
Yes
Beach geography
Beach width at mean low spring tide: 
200m
Beach width at mean high spring tide: 
0m
Total length of beach: 
2125m
Prevailing winds: 
W
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
E
Beach coordinates
GPS coordinate 100m Start N/S: 
54°09′31.2″N
100m Start E/W: 
04°28′29.9″W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
54°09′34″N
100m End E/W: 
04°28′27.1″W
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
Sand 60% pebbles 20% weed 20%
Beach topography: 
Slope 15%
Any objects in the sea that influence the currents: 
Groins on beach, pier and harbour south side of beach, small rocky outcrop/island 200m offshore south side of beach
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Building sand castles
Usage 1 when: 
Seasonal
Usage 2: 
Fishing
Usage 2 when: 
Seasonal
Usage 3: 
Coastal walking
Usage 3 when: 
Whole year round
Access to the beach: 
Pedestrian
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
0.0km
Nearest town: 
Douglas
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
right behind the beach
Residential population of this town: 
30000
Residential & tourist population in winter: 
30000
Residential & tourist population in spring: 
30000
Residential & tourist population in autumn: 
30000
Residential & tourist population in summer: 
30000
Tourist population in winter: 
25000
Tourist population in spring: 
40000
Tourist population in summer: 
40000
Tourist population in autumn: 
15000
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
Yes
Development description: 
Capital town centre directly behind beach, including promenade with walkway, road, hotels and bars
Food/drink outlets
Are there food and/or drink outlets on the beach: 
Yes
Distance from the survey area to the food and/or drink outlet: 
0.0km
Present all year round: 
Yes
Position of food and/or drink outlet in relation to the survey area: 
S
Position of food and/or drink outlet in relation to the survey area: 
W
Nearest shipping lane
Distance from the beach to the nearest shipping lane: 
1.2km
Estimated traffic density: 
11000number of ships/year
Type of shipping that uses this lane: 
All kinds
Position of shipping lane in relation to survey area: 
S
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
1.0km
Harbour name: 
Douglas Harbour
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
S
Type of harbour: 
Commecial harbour and marina
Nearest river mouth
Distance from the beach to the nearest river mouth: 
1.5km
Name of the river: 
River Glass
Position of river mouth in relation to survey area: 
S
Waste water discharge
Discharge(s) of waste water nearby: 
Yes
Distance from the beach to the discharge points: 
1.2km
Position of discharge points in relation to survey area: 
S