Cronk y Bing
Know before you go
Parking informationSmall parking area
The Raad Ny Foillan (coastal footpath) runs along the shore section of the reserve.
Contact Manx Wildlife Trust for disabled access information
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitJune to September
About the reserve
Cronk y Bing forms part of a much larger sand dune system extending to the Point of Ayre and is an ASSI. Marram grass (bent) dominates with a range of other plants including pyramidal orchid, sea bindweed, restharrow, common stork's-bill, harebell, sheep's-bit, wild carrot and burnet rose. The adjacent shoreline is a favoured breeding ground for oystercatcher and ringed plover. During the autumn divers, grebes, sea duck, skuas, a variety of gulls and waders are often seen. Off the coast seals and diving gannets may also be seen.
Management: Limited management is required on this site.