Famous for the coloured sands, this is a vast bay backed by towering cliffs, with breathtaking views of The Needles rocks and lighthouse.


Alum Bay beach is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque beaches on the Isle of Wight. This mainly shingle beach situated at the most westerly tip of the Island is framed by the iconic chalk stacks  known as The Needles with the world famous coloured sands with 21 different shades creating a dramatic and natural shelter for the beach.

There are steps and a chairlift down to the pebble beach from the Needles Pleasure Park and Battery. A great place for sunsets but swimmers should be aware of strong currents.

Facilities include: Toilets, refreshments and parking are at The Needles Park on the cliff top. Boat trips are available at certain times during the summer.