Knockaloe Beg is within easy walking distance of Peel, an ancient fishing town with a large natural sandy beach. Choose to walk along the old railway line, recently upgraded with a better surface for biking and walking, or a more strenuous route over Corrin’s Hill, or around the back of the hill for an incredibly tranquil experience. The latter will reward you with amazing panoramic views of Peel as you arrive, and indeed of much of the west coast to the north and south, and across the central valley towards Douglas.
On arriving in Peel you might like a bite to eat and there is plenty of choice of restaurants, cafes, beach kiosks, and ice cream parlours (Peel even has its own ice cream factory).
Peel perhaps has the largest number of museums of any town on the Island, with no less than five to choose from. Some of these are free to enter, and others are accessible with your UK cards such as National Trust or English Heritage. Or purchase a Go Explore card that will give you free transport and heritage site admission all around the Island for 5 days.
Peel has the Island’s only arts and community centre run entirely by volunteers, and you’ll usually find a couple of events on there each week during your stay, all year round.
Peel is one of the largest towns on the Island and as such you’ll find the usual amenities you’d expect such as public library, swimming pool, and tourist information, though Knockaloe Beg will also be your own personal tourist information – just ask us!
Peel has a surprisingly large number of antique and collectables shops, all within a short walk.
Peel has two wonderful beaches. The main beach is large and sandy and perfect for sand castles or gazing over whilst enjoying your ice cream. On a clear day you’ll see Scotland on the horizon. Then there’s shell strewn Fenella beach, which will provide shelter when it’s windy, being nestled between Peel Castle and the hill. You’ll see kayakers and coasteerers here, and the Mountains of Mourne in Ireland on a clear day. Come sunset, you’re in for a treat as Peel is not known as Sunset City for nothing!