Niarbyl - Isle of Man
Niarbyl Bay and the surrounding area is considered to be of outstanding natural beauty and is cared for by Manx National Heritage. Niarbyl offers a café and visitor centre.
The location has been used in a number of TV / Film productions over the years notably in the World War II Prisoner of War movie “The Brylcreme Boys” and “Waking Ned”. Both of these feature films were set in Ireland though location filming was undertaken on the Isle of Man due to the similarity between the Isle of Man and Ireland.
One of the features of Niarbyl are the old Fishermen’s Cottages which make the location particularly photogenic. Also present is an an early 20th Century Bungalow which was once the holiday home of the Music Hall singer and Florrie Forde (1875-1940)
The area is also of geological interest with the Niarbyl Fault marking what remains of the now-extinct Iapetus Ocean, is located close to the cottages.