The Needles Park
ALUM BAY, ISLE OF WIGHT
Overlooking the Needles on the western edge of the island, the park has attractions for all the family: included in the wide range of facilities is the spectacular chair lift to the beach to view the famous coloured sand cliffs, Needles Rocks and lighthouse. Other popular attractions are Alum Bay Glass and the Isle of Wight Sweet Manufactory. Kids will enjoy the vintage cars ride, the Jurassic golf course and the Spins and Needles tea cup ride. The Park was also the site of Gugielmo Marconi's earliest experimental radio transmissions, and there is a monument to this. Please contact for special events.
Facilities – at a glance
- Suitable for children of all ages
- Parking onsite
- Facilities: 10 designated parking bays
- Accessible toilets
- Open all year
- Opening Times: Open all year, daily from 10 (some attractions unavailable in winter)
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About the area
Discover Isle of Wight
There’s a timeless quality to the Isle of Wight. For many it embodies the spirit and atmosphere of English seaside holidays. Small and intimate – at just 23 miles by 13 miles – it’s a great place to get away from it all. And with its mild climate, long hours of sunshine and colourful architecture, it has something of a continental flavour.
Explore the island’s varied coastline at any time of the year using the well-established Coast Path. Even in the depths of winter, the weather conditions are often favourable for walking. The island has more than 500 miles of public rights of way in all. There are numerous other things to do too. You could plan a week’s itinerary and not set foot on the beach. The island’s history is fascinating and it was long considered as a convenient stepping stone for the French in their plan to invade the UK mainland. Various fortifications – including Fort Victoria, Carisbrooke Castle and Yarmouth Castle – reflect its key strategic role in the defence of our coastline.
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