Alum Bay, Isle of Wight
The Needles are a collection of rocks jutting out dramatically from the sea like giant teeth. At the end of these rocks is a Lighthouse, built many years ago to help ships avoid being snared by the rocks.
As a result of these unique natural features, Alum Bay is popular with tourists and geologists alike. A multitude of gifts made from the coloured sands have long been available for visitors to buy in the bay. There is a theme park at Alum Bay for the family visitors to enjoy and plenty of accommodation options on the island including hotels , guest houses and camping opportunities. The bay is set in a delightful part of what remains a largely unspoilt rural island.
There are a variety of crossing options to the Isle of Wight from the mainland, including foot and car services from either Portsmouth or Southampton .
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