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The Winkie Light

Point of Ayre, Isle of Man

Location Guide

This is a second light at Point of Ayre, known as The Winkie. Some 70 years after the Point of Ayre Lighthouse was built it was felt necessary to build an additional small tower 250 yards seaward from the main tower. As a result The Winkie was erected. Due to continuous gravel build up it had to moved further seaward again in 1951.

The Winkie in the foreground with the main Point of Ayre Light behind

Photo by David Martin

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The Winkie Light, Point of Ayre, Isle of Man

Current status:


Geographic Position:

054 025.1'N  004 21.8'W

Grid Reference:


Ceremonial County:

Isle of Man


Two-stage octagonal cylindrical tower with lantern and double gallery. The cast iron upper half of the tower has a smaller cross-section than the concrete lower half. Upper half of tower painted red, lower half white; lantern roof is black on a black base

Map Link:

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Aerial photo:

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Other photos:


Originally built:


Current lighthouse built:


Height of Tower:

10 metres

Height of light above mean sea level:

10 metres

Character of light:

Flashing White every 3 seconds

Character of fog signal:


Range of light:

8 nautical miles

Owned / run by:

Northern Lighthouse Board

Getting there:

Near the north eastern point of the island at the end of the A16.


Surrounding area is privately owned and accessible only with permission of the owner. Site and Tower closed.



Other Useful Websites:

Point of Ayre Low ("Winkie") - Further Information

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