Sound Cafe

Welcome to the group visitor information for The Sound Visitor Centre and Restaurant.  Here you will find everything you need to plan a visit.


Located on the southern tip of the Island, the Sound Cafe and Visitor Centre has panoramic glass walls and offers magnificent views of the surrounding coastline.

In the Centre you will find displays which tell the story of the Sound and the Calf of Man. Learn to recognise the birds that pass by, watch the currents racing through the Sound, look out for passing seals, whales and dolphins or simply take in one of the best views in the British Isles.

Opening hours

The Sound Visitor Centre offers a delightful café with a 180° view of the Calf of Man and the Sound. It has a light fresh interior and the smoked glass full length windows allow for uninterrupted views as you enjoy morning coffee, afternoon tea and dishes made from local Manx produce.

The Sound is open every day except Christmas Day. For opening times tel 01624 838123.  

Timing your visit

A typical visit lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.

Manx National Heritage recommends that a visit to The Sound Visitor Centre is timed to coincide with a visit to Cregneash, which is situated nearby.

Admission price

Admission to the Sound Cafe and Visitor Centre is FREE of charge.

How to get there

View the Sound on a map here and zoom in on the South Western tip of the Island.

By coach and by road: The Sound is situated on the A31 Sound Road and accessed via the coastal footpaths from the Chasms, Cregneash and Port Erin.

By bus: 8A – from Port Erin bus station. 8 – from Peel, Castletown and Port Erin only in the School Holidays.

By foot: The Sound can be accessed via the coastal footpath from both the Chasms and Port Erin.

Coach parking and coach travel information

Coach parking facilities are available within the Car Park at the Sound.

Information for visitors with disabilities

The Sound Restaurant and Visitor Centre is fully accessible to wheelchair users, although footpaths in the area on only partially accessible to wheelchair users.

Visitor Information

  • Toilets are available within the Cafe and Visitor Centre.
  • Photography and filming (for personal use only) and use of mobile phones is permitted.
  • Guidebooks are available to purchase.
  • Picnics can be enjoyed in the countryside surrounding the Sound, although the exterior tables provided at The Sound can not be used for picnics.

Group Booking Contact:

For all group bookings, please telephone 01624 838123