Ramsey

OSPAR beach ID: 
IM004
Country: 
Isle of Man
Region: 
2. Celtic Seas
Summary information
Tourism: 
Yes
Cleaned: 
Yes
Litter collection: 
Yes
Beach factsheet: 
No
Beach geography
Beach width at mean low spring tide: 
33m
Beach width at mean high spring tide: 
5m
Total length of beach: 
5000m
Back of beach: 
Dunes
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°19′53.7″N
100m Start E/W: 
04°22′59.5″W
GPS coordinate 100m End N/S: 
54°19′50.7″N
100m End E/W: 
04°22′58.6″W
Beach location
Beach features
Type of beach material (%coverage): 
sand 70%, pebbles 30%
Beach topography: 
20%
Any objects in the sea that influence the currents: 
slip way, pier to the south
Beach usage & access
Usage 1: 
Building sand castles
Usage 1 when: 
Seasonal
Usage 2: 
Coastal walking
Usage 2 when: 
Whole year round
Usage 3: 
Fishing
Usage 3 when: 
Seasonal
Access to the beach: 
Pedestrian
Nearest town
Distance to the nearest town: 
0.5km
Nearest town: 
Ramsey
Position of the town in relation to survey area: 
Behind/south
Residential population of this town: 
7322
Residential & tourist population in winter: 
7322
Residential & tourist population in spring: 
7322
Residential & tourist population in autumn: 
7322
Residential & tourist population in summer: 
7322
Developments
Development behind the beach: 
Yes
Development description: 
Town and harbour with shops, cafe's, bars, harbour is used by fishing vessels and the import and export of goods and fuel
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: 
6.5km
Type of shipping that uses this lane: 
All kinds
Position of shipping lane in relation to survey area: 
E
Nearest harbour
Distance from the beach to the nearest harbour: 
0.3km
Harbour name: 
Ramsey Harbour
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
S
Position of the harbour in relation to the survey area: 
W
Type of harbour: 
Fishing vessels, merchant ships, recreational boats and yachts
Nearest river mouth
Distance from the beach to the nearest river mouth: 
0.8km
Name of the river: 
Sulby River
Position of river mouth in relation to survey area: 
S
Waste water discharge
Discharge(s) of waste water nearby: 
No
Beach cleaning
Beach cleaning all year round: 
Monthly
Beach cleaning seasonal: 
Monthly
Cleaning method: 
Manually
Responsible for cleaning: 
Beach buddies