Douglas Promenade

Jubilee Kiosk, Loch Promenade, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2RF


Running distance: 5 km

About this run route

Start / Finish

Bottleneck Car Park

Probably the flattest 5km route on the Island and a great place to begin running. Douglas Promenade can frequently be seen with a mixture of runners, walkers and cyclists of all abilities. The promenade stretches out to just over one and a half miles with no traffic to contend with apart from pedestrians and cyclists. The surface is generally smooth concrete so is excellent for wheel chairs and prams however it does bubble up in some places so watch out for those trip hazards.   This route can be treacherous and should be avoided when strong winds combine with high tide.

In the bay you can see the Tower of Refuge on Conister Rock which was constructed in 1832 by RNLI founder Sir William Hilary. On a clear day you can gaze east ward across the Irish Sea and see the Cumbrian Hills.

The Promenade has accessible toilets at three points along the seaward side but remember to bring 20p to use them! There are free public toilets at the north end next to the Terminus Tavern. There are many benches across the whole length of the route should you need a rest.

Please note:

The layout and usage of the marked 3-2-1 running routes is the responsibility of the local authority or further education establishment that purchases the route marking signs and usual health and safety and duty of care considerations should be followed in laying out open, even-surfaced, easy-to-follow, safe, accurate, well lit routes at all times - with the landowner’s permission. RunTogether will not provide materials with which to attach the markers.