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Address: Alum Bay, Totland PO39 0JD, England
Phone Number: +44 871 720 0022
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Description: Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.

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Love the beach at the bottom !

Make the effort to go down to the beach as it is lovely. We had a great day there though pleased we took a picnic as the food in the cafes etc didn't look the best. The magician... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

When went to the needles my granddaughter did what I did 50yrs ago which to fill a bottle with coloured sands .The family wanted to go on the chairlift as my son in law who has cancer and had a leg removed the people who works the ride stopped it so they could help him on they were so helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We visited this park twice whilst on our holiday my elderly mother loved the large gift shop I enjoyed the coloured sand filling experience also the chair lift down to the beach we also enjoyed a lovely meal at the cafe on the site and the delicious ice creams all for the cost of the car park fee £4.50 good... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Make the effort to go down to the beach as it is lovely. We had a great day there though pleased we took a picnic as the food in the cafes etc didn't look the best. The magician who entertained the kids was fab. As was filling a bottle with sand in the sand shop ! Our daughter enjoyed the... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went to The Needles on a Bank Holiday so we knew it would be busy. It was always going to involve traffic, but infact it was far worse than expected - took more than 45 minutes in a queue. This was caused by the awful way the car park was organised rather than the number of visitors. Disappointing, although... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

If you're going to see The Needles then go off peak. We queued for over an hour in traffic to park, then found out that you have to pay £4:50 for the privilege . Lots of overpriced souvenir shops and bars /eateries. Nice walk up to the viewpoint though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely time at the needles lovely sights, enjoyed seeing all the different coloured sands in the cliffs, the sea looked beautiful and clear at the beach went on the pleasure boat and also the speed boat, the speed boat was my fav as it went up and round the needles so you got to see both sides and... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

What a perfectly beautiful experience , well worth the effort . So much history amongst so much beauty . The thought of a rocket being launched from this place of natural beauty is just so incongruous . Well presented and interesting . The chalk land plants were thriving and colourful , awash with buzzing nectar collectors bathed in the warmth... More 

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful view of Needles with wooden view point however the rest of the area was very commercial. Plenty of gift shops, small rides and attractions etc. Chair lift was £ 4 round trip to beach - OK. Commercial area spoilt the scenery for us.

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Hopton on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Went for an afternoon. It is easy to find, well sign posted. Costs £4.50 to park all day. However, everything there you have to pay for. It was really busy and for me a big disappointment, very taccy and overpriced. Stayed an hour and went to better places to visit on the IOW.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Tired and no fun going on in there. Glass blowing was interesting. Chairlift was like chairlift. My husband really freeked out, but I thought it was ok. The day was very windy but I saw what I wanted and experienced so popular (I thought this back then, not now) Needles Chairlift. Food on site is very poor.

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