The Needles
The Needles
3.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksGeologic Formations
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Large chalk rock formations off the western tip of the island.
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  • luke greenwood
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom187 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Full day needed!
    Recently visited and spent a fair bit of time here but if you are in a group of all ages and with kids, you defo need to spend a full day here. We had a walk round the shops, had a drink and an ice cream and played on some of the games including the golf. The time flew by and we wanted to do other things while on the island so we had to rush off. Shame as we didn’t get to go down to the beach but the next time we come, we will definitely spend more time here and do everything that you can. It definitely caters for people of all ages and the Only down side is I thought the games etc was a tad expensive. Saying that, it’s great that you can use your unused tokens on food and drink too which enabled us to use up our leftovers.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 May 2023
  • Emma W
    United, Pennsylvania47 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    Lovely place 6 pounds to park but lots to see. We walked down to the beach and went on boat trip which was lovely relaxing and interesting great views. My dad then came back up on the chair lift I walked as we had our dog. But I did the round trip on the chairlift after which was lovely. Nice shops here liked the sand shop. Cafe was ok not the best.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2023
  • VinnieLondon
    Doha, Qatar11,815 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular scenery
    To get to the main viewpoint there is a bus service or a good 45 minute walk up the hillside. If you are a wheelchair user there is a number on a sign by the car park you can ring to allow you to drive up in between the bus service up the single track road. Spectacular views on the walkways around the former gun emplacements. Well worth a visit ti see the classic views.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 May 2023
  • Jemimah90
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit
    Second visit as a family of four with two young children and we really love it. Everything is so clean, the staff (shoutout to Liam working on the rides - really helpful and engaging!) are friendly and there’s plenty of things to keep young children entertained. Views are insane from the chairlift, boat trip and open top bus. A must visit if you’re on the island!
    Visited May 2023
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Mark T
    Headcorn, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Helpful guys on the chairlift.
    Always visit the chairlift when we visit IOW. My dad is bound to a scooter, he's unable to enjoy most things nowadays, but the guys that seat people, both gave my dad a hand out of his scooter, stopped the chairlift, and sat him in the chair. They were friendly and full of life. Made my dads trip to the Needles enjoyable. Cheers guys.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 25 May 2023
  • Mollie Woodham
    Newport, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic
    What a beautiful place! We were lucky enough to go when the weather was beautiful over the bank holiday weekend. As expected it was busy there but surprisingly no rela queues. We got in the chairlift to and from the beach which was stunning, the water was so blue. My daughter and I went on a speed board tour around the needles which was £15pp it was nice and something different to do. The beach and the cliff faces were lovely. We got the chairlift back to the mainland and there were shops and some rides for the kids and an amusement park which kept my daughter occupied. All in all a lovely little gem
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 May 2023
  • ImmigrantTyke
    Knaresborough, United Kingdom394 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hope you like queuing.
    Made the mistake of going here in half term. Chaos parking and expensive for a field. Absolutely rammed so left very quickly and went to Yarmouth which was a haven of peace and tranquility. This place is good for kids but not a place for pensioners like us.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 June 2023
  • GSM_uk
    Crawley, United Kingdom44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoy this fascinating nature
    Fascinating view in a very lovely day… so much people when we arrived. Therefore instead of experiencing the chairlift to go down became not an option. However to go down the seaside it’s not really bad, the stairs not so stiff and it has handrail. But if visitors has mobility issue it might be a problem so better wait for the chairlift. The boat ride is fast queue and trip is also fast. The only thing is we sat on the left side and we thought we were given a chance to see the needle on our side. So most of pics taken was hard. Coming up from seaside , we used the chairlift but we waited half an hour but it’s exciting. It will stop at the middle of trip for a chance to view this God created gift. There is a camera taking a shot but according to the management when we want to buy the photo they said because of too much sun light pic we’re not advised to be purchased as it’s blurred. Nevertheless it was a beautiful visit… there are also food and drink you can buy.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Vikki
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chairlift hero's
    We came to see the Needles but was not sure my disabled mum would be able to get on or off the chairlift. However my mum gave it a go and was helped on and off by the men at the top and bottom of the lift. These chaps are helpful and caring. Thank you to all the people who helped. You are all amazing
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 June 2023
  • rayzor014
    Eccleshall, United Kingdom56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for youngsters
    We visited here with our 2 year old who loved it. He was allowed to ride on the chair lift up and down which he thought was amazing, loved going on the rides which were made even better for us as we only had to pay for him and not ourselves which was very unexpected and meant we could spend more money in the arcade then. The cafe had a good selection of food at a good price with polite and welcoming staff. Our son also really enjoyed the sand shop creating his own sand bottles for himself and his grandma. Parking is £6 for the day.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 June 2023
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places2seeplaces2go
England, UK4,896 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We hadn’t realised when we parked that the walk down to the beach was closed (we later noticed a sign near to where you pay for parking, would perhaps be helpful though if pointed out by person taking money)
From what I can see it’s been closed for over a year, with not much of an explanation. Are they planning to reopen 🤷‍♀️
The rest of the set up there is very touristy & tacky!!
Written 14 April 2024
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Charlie842
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited on March bank holiday weekend when the sun was shining and it was quite warm, so we were expecting it to be packed, and it was.
I read a lot of people complaining about the price of parking being extortionate, £6 for the day (£10 if you are in a campervan) and actually think that’s very reasonable, that’s £1 and hour if you were there all day. While on holiday here on the IOW we have paid nearly £4 for 2 hours parking.
The traffic queue to get onto the site was long, it took us 25 to do half a mile, but again it was a nice day on a bank holiday weekend, we did notice lots of people parking on side roads and walking down.

Currently the steps to the beach are closed near the bottom but it appears you can walk a good portion down the hill. The queue for the chair lift stretched across the park and we did consider giving it a miss but really glad we didn’t, it moved quite quickly, lots of people seem to have their lunch while in the queue.
The ride down on the lift was lovely and so quiet. You have the option of staying on and going straight back up or getting off and spending time on the beach. We spent time on the beach and did one of the boat rides, which was ridiculously priced, but as we and countless others will pay it so of course they will charge it.

Crazy golf was a hit with my children as was the sand pouring.

All the staff we interacted with were happy and friendly, especially the guys on the chairlift, they were especially great at helping children get on the chair ( the chairs constantly move round)

You can buy saver vouchers, basically £9 gets you £12 of vouchers to use on rides etc.

I think like all of these tourist things you know they are going to busy especially when the weather is nice, and food will always be on the pricer side.

There is so much more than just the chair lift, you can see some beautiful scenery with a little walk.
We spent all day here and had a great time.
Written 31 March 2024
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IanBeddis
Ross-on-Wye, UK15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We visited the attraction as we had missed it during our last trip. Parking £6 for the day and then 'free ' entry. Everything past the entry though costs, we had no option but to get the cable car down to the beach as the stairs were shut (no discount). It feels just like profiteering, at least Dick Turpin wore a mask, a fiver for a sausage roll and £4 for a cup of terrible hot chocolate.
We killed a few hours on the beach, but honestly there are better beaches up and down the coast which don't cost to visit.
Very disappointed and won't be returning.
Written 26 March 2024
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Michael B
St Austell, UK187 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I went to the landmark and experienced the boat trip the the end of the needles got some amazing photos and had a great time
Written 17 December 2023
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Linda F
Liverpool, UK190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I visited the Needles 20 year's ago, my partner hadn't been before so we went on the chair lift which takes you down or up from the beach. The views are gorgeous. The colours in the cliff's are beautiful. The Needles themselves are so impressive. There are boat trip's which go out and around The Needles, weather permitting. There are childrens fairground rides. Good eating places, glass blowing demonstrations to visit. All told The Needles is a lovely tourist spot to visit.
Written 3 November 2023
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FLnurseER
Boca Raton, FL2,809 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
An interesting but hardly exciting chalk formation jutting out of the sea, with a lighthouse on its end. Far more beautiful are the multicolored sand cliffs on the Pebble Beach nearby. They are truly stunning, best admired from the pier, where boats depart to get a closer look at the Needles. My grandson loved the 30 minute ride on the speedboat Summer Rose, felt safe, life jackets are a must. There is a chairlift repurposed from a ski resort bringing tourists down to the beach during two minute ride, or walkways and stairs down the cliff side can be used. The rides up in the amusement park section looked past their prime, and luckily were closed at the time we arrived, but the Sand Shop, where glass containers can be filled up with layers of colored sand was still open so my granddaughter could create her kitty cat souvenir. We did not stop to eat here.
Written 29 October 2023
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Lynn K
Faversham, UK47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Absolutely loved it .we went down on chairlift and views are lovely .the beach below is beautiful as the sands are all different colours. Cafes were reasonable and spent lots in shops .
Written 25 October 2023
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nik030
Bournemouth, UK56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing views from the chairlift. See for miles. The boat trip was great to get up and personal with the lighthouse.
Written 24 October 2023
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Cathy G
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
The drive from Ventnor to the Needles is spectacular, beautiful Cliffs and beaches. The Needles are quite underwhelming in comparison and the area around it a tacky tourist trap that ruins the natural beauty. The only place we have visited that we really didn't like.
Written 17 October 2023
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zamy
Peacehaven, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The Needles are a natural feature and should be open to all. But you can’t park or view this without paying. We are an old couple without disabled stickers and so were prevented from seeing this.
Written 15 October 2023
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