The Needles

The Needles is a row of three distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, England, close to Alum Bay. A lighthouse designed by Scottish civil engineer James Walker has stood at the western end of the formation since 1859.[3]

The formation takes its name from the former fourth[4] needle-shaped pillar called Lot's Wife that used to stand in its midst until it collapsed in a storm in 1764.[5][6][7] The remaining rocks are all short and squat and not at all needle-like, but the name has stuck.

The Needles were featured on the 2005 TV programme Seven Natural Wonders as one of the wonders of the South.

from en.wikipedia.org

Position 50° 39'.70 N O1° 35,42 W

the needles
The Needles Photography Don French
© Isle of Wight Tourism

Christmas 1993 Needles Lighthouse

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