the needles

Saturday, July 27, 2013
So, if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may know that this week I've snook off to the Isle of Wight for some family time.
Eventhough it is my first time on the island, I'm in love with it already.
It's so quirky and scenic - I could easily live here.

First stop - The Needles at Alum Bay.
The Needles are three standing stacks of chalk in the middle of the sea.
There is also the lighthouse next to them which you can see up close on a boat ride.

The boat ride itself costs £5.50 per adult and £3.50 per child. Kiddies and pets go free!
It lasts about 20 minutes and you get right up close to The Needles with a running commentary on the local history.

Now... This is the interesting part. How do you get there?
Well, to get to the beach you have a choice - millions of steps OR a 4 minute cable car ride which feels like 100ft in the air.
Obviously, I took the more adventurous side and took the chair lift. It's fair to say that it was terrifying.

Yes of course you get nice views, but if you're scared of heights, I think you'd be better off to take the stairs!
When you get to the bottom, there's a gorgeous beach.
The cable car itself takes 4 minutes each way and is £4 per person. It is definitely one of the best things I've done since I've been here.
Seen as it only takes 45 minutes (at most) to get from one side of the island to the other, it's definitely worth visiting.


  1. Looks like a great trip. I would love to go on the chair lift.

    Water Painted Dreams

    1. It was amazing but so scary! X

  2. I love the Isle of White! I remember being terrified of going on the cable cars :p x


  3. Make sure you go to the garlic farm too, they do the BEST garlic mayo!



    1. We didn't have time but I'd love to go! X


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