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The semi-automatic cubicles feature vandal-resistant, easy-to-clean interiors with a stainless steel pan and wall-mounted wash basin. 


Male, female units, unisex and RADAR key-operated units for disabled users are provided.


These ‘intelligent’ toilets are fitted with infrared-activated flush and hand wash systems as well as baby-changing space. The conveniences are accessed on payment of 20p.


Location of public toilets and baby changing facilities


The Council owns and operates public conveniences at:


  • Loch Promenade: two sites (both disabled access). 20p charge;
  • Shaw’s Brow Car Park (disabled access);
  • York Road.


In addition public conveniences are provided by the Department of Infrastructure at:


  • Drumgold Street car park (disabled access);
  • Chester Street car park (disabled access).


Several of the major high street retailers also provide toilet facilities during opening hours.


Baby changing facilities can be found in the following:

  • Mothercare Mummy's room, Strand Centre;
  • Drumgold Street car park, first floor;
  • Tower House shopping centre;
  • Sea Terminal building;
  • Registrar's Office. 


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Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I now need to pay to use public toilets?

'We elected to introduce a 20p charge as we believe providing consistently clean, safe and secure toilets for a modest sum is preferable to providing a reduced level of service at no charge where ensuring consistent high standards might prove more problematical.' Council leader Councillor David Christian JP.


Are all of Douglas’s public toilets pay-to-use?

No. Though most of the new public conveniences are now 20p per use, there are still several free facilities. These include those in the Drumgold Street car park and the Strand Centre.

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