The Ayres Visitor Centre marks the start of a Nature Trail that leads from the sandy beaches to Bride’s Heath. Display boards depict the history, geology and ecology of the Ayres where some of the Island’s rarest plants can be found.
Home to various wild flowers including sea holly, species of orchid and lichens as well as the traditional Manx gorse this is a great place for birdwatching and probably the only place on the Island to find wild lizards, together with frogs and grasshoppers. There is an equally active marine life with seals, basking sharks and oystercatchers.
The area is dog friendly but owners are asked to take extra care because of the wildlife.
Open May to September