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Address: Alum Bay, Totland, England
Phone Number:
+44 871 720 0022

Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.

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Great view!

Unfortunately we wen t in February and the majority of things were closed, but the view was great and very beautiful. Must visit in summer!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Rui M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately we wen t in February and the majority of things were closed, but the view was great and very beautiful. Must visit in summer!

Thank Rui M
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely views with plenty of walk. Unfortunately for us most of the attractions were closed in February but its still worth it. Interesting facts about Rocket Testing. You have to see for yourself.

Thank 19Ross85
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I understand low season and the chairlift not being opened. But the over priced sweets in the so called sweet factory was an issue. Watching the staff in the 'factory' was hilarious to be honest as they didn't appear to have a clue what they were doing. Lacked professionalism and competency especially when you see rock being made for example... More 

Thank Karen S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing place..Good scenary.....Took lots of photos near the sea..There is a wooden walk way to sea...Loved it...There are some things for children to play and all..But most of them are not working....But nature is at its maximum there..There are buses to needles which will say alum bay...All together loved this place....

Thank Sreenath N
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no attempt for this Development to fit into the Landscape and it glaringly does not. Several Units have not yet opened for the Season and the Chair Lift, which is a "Must" was not operational. However, since my last visit, a viewing Platform has been erected and it is possible, weather permitting, to view & photograph The Needles... More 

Thank Alison M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although a bit rainy could still See the needles !! Kids enjoyed making the sand ornaments. Shame nothing open until Easter though but still Enjoyed the visit

Thank Lulugym
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child i remember visiting the island, i never did the sand filling thing as we could not afford it, when i took my own children, i still could not afford it but this year as a pensioner i was at last able to buy some for my great grandchildren and i enjoyed watching the process.

Thank Mel B
Wareham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to visit over half term but found nothing was open due to not being isle of white half term. Was really looking forward to this place maybe next tine

Thank mears490
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed the brisk walk and wonderful views. Off peak visit means that most of the young children's rides were closed but we made do with the sand shop, glass blower demonstration and sweet shop. Be mindful of the steep stairs down to Alum bay

Thank Gurinder D
Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn't disappointed and worth the walk. We went when most things were closed, so difficult to rate. The old battery was shut. The open top bus wasn't running but I bet it would be a good trip and a great way of seeing the views. The cafe was good and we all had a pasty after our walk to the... More 

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