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Laxey is a small former fishing and mining town on the east coast of the Isle of Man. The town has a number of vintage railways and a harbour. To the south west of this harbour runs a small sand and pebble beach. At the southern end of the beach there are rocky outcrops and grassy cliffs. On clear days it might be possible to see the fells of the Lake District in the distance, across the Irish Sea. The beach is backed by a promenade and there is a café, a grassy area and spaces for parking, as well as a number of shops and pubs. The breakwater at the harbour and the rocks at the far end of the beach provide good opportunities for sea angling. A number of nature reserves can be found nearby and there are some popular walks in the area, including a long-distance coastal path which passes by the beach. Laxey is home to a historic water wheel which is reputed to be the oldest working water wheel in the world.