The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Always an exciting moment when the Needles come into view

Beautiful open downland,sheer chalk cliffs and dramatic sea views

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Things to see and do

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

A poet's corner of the Isle of Wight 

Enjoy one of the best picnic spots in Britain as you gaze over white chalk cliffs - just wrap up warm if you've visiting in the winter. Follow our walking trails and spot wildlife along the way.

An unusually quiet time at Tennyson Monument with all seats unoccupied

Inspirational walks with views

View from Freshwater Bay of Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

More about visiting the Isle of Wight 

Whether its walking, cycling, family fun, wildlife or history that interests you, you can find it all on the Isle of Wight.

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Get involved

People sitting on the chalk cliffs at Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Association 

Find out more about how you can join the Isle of Wight Association, and support the work of the National Trust.

The Needles Headland and Tennyson Down

Places to stay

The exterior of the coastguard holiday cottages, Isle of Wight

Stay on the Needles Headland

Relax in our holiday cottages, complete with sea views over Alum Bay. They can accommodate up to five people, perfect for breaks with family and friends.