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The Needles, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

The Needles, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight

Those who have voyaged up the Solent by night know well the stationary beam that falls across the waters from the Needles Lighthouse. which stands at the western extremity of the Isle of Wight. The lighthouse itself is on the outermost of the three sharp-pointed pillars of white chalk constituting the Needles. The actual tower is not of great height, but owing to its elevated base, it can be seen for many miles by voyagers up Channel. Alum Bay, of which it forms the southern end, is notable for its gloriously coloured sands.

Other pictures from The Coastwise Lights of Britain

Lantern and Day Marks

The Eddystone, most famous of British lighthouses

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