Port Soderick is linked to Douglas by the Isle of Man railway but prior to World War II a funicular railway connected the resort to the Marine Drive electric tramway which provided an alternative transport link to Douglas. A passenger ferry service also operated to Douglas Harbour.
With the decline of the Manx Tourist industry the resort has fallen on hard times, all except the now state owned Glen lay abandoned.
The Hotel, which, traded as the anchor until the early 2000’s, under the proprietor ship of a ‘celebrity chef’, lay abandoned until demolition in 2017.
In 2016 and the site was sold to Heritage Great Britain plc – owners of such popular attractions as Land’s End and the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
The following year, 2017 the site was sold on again to a local company Ballacrega Estates which resulted in a clean up of the site, demolition of the northern coastal walkway, the hotel and café buildings, cleaning out shingle and stones from the paddling pool and repairs to the former dance hall / amusement arcade building.