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The Needles

Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
0871 720 0022
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Ranked #4 of 5 Attractions in Totland
Type: Geologic Formations, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The Alum Bay, Needles, experience is an absolute 'rip off'. I was extremely annoyed to be charged £4.00 to park, just so that I could go and shop in a few tin sheds selling a load of junk! Of course, we could have taken a lift down to the Bay if it hadn't been pouring with rain and blowing a... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
55 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This place really requires an update all round. Very commercial & I feel a rip off for families. People work hard for their money & to have a holiday. The shops are very tired ,the food cafes are very ordinary & tired. Food over priced & could be yesterdays menu. I am not in the habit of giving a bad... More

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Daventry, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very commercialised and almost cheesy place but it's what makes it brilliant for me you have the beauty of the needles to view and go on a boat ride to see them up close and the chair lift for that 5 minute thrill of it. Then you also have the sand making experience the glass making the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The needles what can you say you get the boat and you go out and back along the needles.really interesting the guy on the boat gives a really interesting talk telling you the history and how the needles were formed .on a clear day they look stunning against blue sky and sea.if you vist the Isle of Wight you must... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This is a great place. The entrance to the place is a bit commercialised with amusements park and cafes etc. Look beyond that and view the beach by taking old fashioned chair lift down (£3 one way for adult or £4 for return). Quite thrilling but it only lasted 10 minutes one way. Just think many have used this and... More

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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200 reviews 200 reviews
45 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

there is a real missed opotunity here, needs bringing up to date as its disapointing. and could be so nice, Plus points great view from this area. not worth the effort or £4 car park fee

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The Needles Park was the most awful example of commercialism. Shops full of tat, 'music' out of speakers everywhere; pure abysmal exploitation and ruination of a beautiful spot. £4 just to park! However we did enjoy the chair lift down to the beach (avoid if you suffer from vertigo) and then had a short but very enjoyable boat trip to... More

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338 reviews 338 reviews
92 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

we took the cable car down to the beach and had a wander along , its an amazing trip down and the scenery is just amazing

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Well worth a visit. A short walk up to the top for great views of The Needles. The chair lift to the beach was worth the cost, there were also boat trips from the beach around the local coastline. The glass blowing factory was really interesting, and you could buy some beautiful glass in the shop. Parking was ample and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Took a day trip around the island and stopped at this area for approx an hour......it would be rather busy with families through out the summer however at the end of the season there were only a few people and the amusement park was not busy....we paid the £4 parking fee and £3 each fee to take the chairlift down... More

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