About 40 minutes from park
Alum Bay, Totland Bay PO39 0JDVisit Website
These three distinctive chalk stacks are named not particularly for their own shape, but for the shape of the fourth Needle – Lot’s Wife – that collapsed in stormy weather in the 18th Century. You can take one of the popular boat trips from Alum Bay to see The Needles closer up, including the famous Needles Lighthouse. The area was featured in a 2005 documentary, “Seven Natural Wonders” and they are certainly viewed that way by all who come to see them. Take a chairlift to Alum Bay suspended high in the air, down to the Needle Park to see the beautiful coloured sands, watch craftsmen at work in the Glass Studio, browse the shops or ride on a real, old-fashioned carousel. So many atmospheric choices.
The Needles is abouts 30-minutes drive from Newport along the B3401 and B3399. You can park your vehicle at The Needles Car Park and from there it's just a small walk.
Whilst you wait... just think about being in your swimmers, the sun's out and the smiles are big