The Needles is a row of three chalk formations rising out of the sea at the far western tip of the Isle of Wight, near to Alum Bay. At the end of the row is The Needles Lighthouse which was Built in 1859 and has been automated since 1994.
The Needles takes its name from what used to be a needle-shaped formation called Lot's Wife which collapsed during a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks (see below) are not at all needle-like, but the name remains.
The rocks and lighthouse have become symbols of the Isle of Wight.
The Needles Park is located on Route B3322 on the Isle of Wight.
The Needles Park
Totland, Isle Of Wight
Tel: 01983 752401
The Needles Map
© 2011 John Westby
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