#70 - Paddle round our most famous landmark in a kayak
Isle Of Wight
AboutThe most recognisable landmarka on the Isle of Wight are The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, but ironically because of their location they are one of the most difficult parts of the Island to access or see. The best way to see them is from the water, and to get as close as possible the best boat to use is a kayak.
On approach to the iconic rocks you might just catch a glimpse under the water of the spooky remains of the SS Varvassi, the last ship to have been wrecked at The Needles, before you reach the shadows of the giant white chalk stacks and imposing red and white lighthouse. The gravel beach to the south of The Needles is known as Scratchell’s Bay, and is only accessible from the sea.
Guided tours along from Freshwater Bay are available with all equipment (and packed lunches) provided, or for seasoned paddlers you can bring your own kayak(s) and make your way round at your own leisure.
Map & Directions
|Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)|