Alum Bay is well known for its multi-coloured sand cliffs and stunning views across the Solent. The sands are made of three minerals – quartz, felspar and mica. When these are pure they are white, with colours seen in Alum Bay coming from contamination by other minerals. The Needles Chairlift is a great way to see the multi-coloured layers and is also the best way to see the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark, The Needles.
The chairlift runs from the top of Alum Bay cliffs down to the beach below (return). For more details check here