Kirk Michael

OSPAR beach ID: 
IM003
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: 
150m
Beach width at mean high spring tide: 
10m
Total length of beach: 
3000m
Back of beach: 
Dunes
Prevailing winds: 
W
Direction the beach is facing when looking from the beach to the sea: 
W
Beach coordinates
GPS coordinate 100m Start N/S: 
54°16′58.6″N
100m Start E/W: 
04°35′54.3″W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
54°17′01.2″N
100m End E/W: 
04°35′50.9″W
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
Sand 60% Pebbles 20% shingle %20
Beach topography: 
Slope 20%
Any objects in the sea that influence the currents: 
Slipway, boulders for coastal protection
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Wildlife watching
Usage 1 when: 
Whole year round
Usage 2: 
Coastal walking
Usage 2 when: 
Seasonal
Access to the beach: 
Pedestrian
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
0.2km
Nearest town: 
Kirk Michael
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
behind survey area but behing dunes
Residential population of this town: 
1431
Residential & tourist population in winter: 
1431
Residential & tourist population in spring: 
1431
Residential & tourist population in autumn: 
1431
Residential & tourist population in summer: 
1431
Tourist population in winter: 
0
Tourist population in spring: 
0
Tourist population in summer: 
0
Tourist population in autumn: 
0
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
Yes
Development description: 
Small town behind dunes
Food/drink outlets
Are there food and/or drink outlets on the beach: 
No
Nearest shipping lane
Distance from the beach to the nearest shipping lane: 
20.0km
Estimated traffic density: 
1000number of ships/year
Type of shipping that uses this lane: 
All kinds
Position of shipping lane in relation to survey area: 
N
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
10.0km
Harbour name: 
Peel Harbour
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
S
Type of harbour: 
Fishing and recreational boats
Nearest river mouth
Distance from the beach to the nearest river mouth: 
10.0km
Name of the river: 
Nebb
Position of river mouth in relation to survey area: 
S
Beach cleaning
Beach cleaning all year round: 
Monthly
Cleaning method: 
Manually
Responsible for cleaning: 
Beach buddies volunteers clean the beaches