Facilities & access


  • No onsite parking. Car park at Alum Bay (not National Trust; minimum charge £4), or in Freshwater Bay (Isle of Wight Council) or Highdown car park SZ325856 (National Trust) and walk over Downs
  • Enjoy homemade food in our cliff-top tea-room
  • Drinks and ice-creams available at the New Battery kiosk
  • Treat yourself to a souvenir in the guardroom shop
  • Tours available - please contact us before you visit
  • Groups welcome - please contact us before you visit
  • Dogs welcome on leads only
  • Toilets at Needles Old Battery only

Family & children

  • Explore the site with a family activity pack
  • Baby-changing and feeding facilities
  • Pushchairs and baby back-carriers admitted


  • Limited disabled parking at Needles Old Battery: small parking area close to the gate. Please contact property for prior arrangement
  • Adapted toilet at Needles Old Battery. No toilet at Needles New Battery
  • Wheelchair available
  • Sensory experience
  • Induction loop