Location: Alum Bay is situated on the West coast of the Isle of Wight. Famous for its coloured sands -available to buy in shop, but please do NOT collect it yourself.
Type of beach: The beach is pebbly – on the days we went, there were numerous spider crab shells too!
Notes for Swimmers: Alum Bay is a fantastic spot to swim with a clear view of the iconic Needles. There is quite a steep ledge on entering the water, but once in it feels great to swim there. Fairly steep drop into the sea from the shore.
Access: Via numerous steps or a chair lift (£6)
Parking: At The Needles Landmark attraction
Toilets: None on beach. Toilets, cafes, shops and more at The Needles Landmark attraction
Cafes: None on beach. Toilets, cafes, shops and more at The Needles Landmark attraction
Nearby attractions / facilities: The Needles Landmark attraction
Other things of note: Great views of the iconic Needles.