Traditionally a fishing port, Peel remains the most active fishing port on the Isle of Man and is home to the traditional art of kipper curing. Peel’s striking feature is its ancient castle overlooking the entrance to the inner harbour which also features the award-winning House of Manannan heritage centre, open all year round to visitors.
A water retention scheme was completed 2005, incorporating an automatically operated flap gate, retaining a water depth of 2.5m at the cill during periods of low water. A pedestrian swingbridge above the flap gate links the East and West Quays. The gate operates at approximately HW±2, allowing passage through the swing bridge.
In 2009 a new 120 berth marina was built. A huge new investment for the town where about a quarter of the inner harbour at the southern end was reclaimed and turned into a concrete boat park with new ebullitions facilities built in the middle of it. 15 dedicated visitors berths are to be set aside for 2011 and if that's not enough then there's plenty of room against the inner walls of the harbour.