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The Needles Breezer from Southern Vectis

Yarmouth to The Needles loop

The Needles Breezer is one of the most spectacular bus rides in all of England, an open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away, with buses running up to every 30 minutes.

Spring & Summer

Runs up to every 30 mins

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The Needles Breezer offers a spectacular day out, ranked as the third best scenic bus route in all England!  An open-top ride with views that will simply take your breath away,

The Needles Breezer runs up to every 30 minutes. Enjoy a cliff-hugging, dizzy climb from Alum Bay right up to the Needles Battery, a unique view point from aboard the open top bus where the vistas out to sea are intoxicating.

The route links Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay, Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Farringford Estate, Tennyson Downs and Fort Victoria Country Park. The children will love the Needles Landmark Attraction at Alum Bay, with its fairground rides and chairlift down to the beach.

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Places to visit & see along the route

Needles Landmark Attraction

Needles Landmark Attraction »

The children will love this amusement park above Alum Bay – so much to see and do. Take an exciting chair lift down to the beach below, visit The Sweet Manufactory or the interactive 4D cinema experience! Don’t miss the glass blowing display or make a souvenir in the Sand Shop.

Freshwater Bay

Freshwater Bay »

The towering white cliffs of Tennyson Down shelter this attractive cove. The beach is covered in a mixture of grey flint and chalk pebbles that make a unique sound as the waves rise and fall onto the shore. Explore the rock ledge revealed at low tide, which is great for rock pooling with little ones. A fantastic place to set out on several invigorating walks.


Yarmouth »

A lovely little town with loads of charm and a definite nautical air. It’s a delight to stroll around, with good coffee shops and pubs and, at 700 feet, the longest timber pier in England.

Tennyson Monument

Tennyson Monument

This imposing monument to Alfred, Lord Tennyson, the Victorian poet laureate stands on the highest point of Tennyson Down on the former site of the old Nodes signal beacon that used to give warning of invasion threats. Tennyson often walked the Down and is famed for saying “The air is worth ‘sixpence a pint.’

St Agnes Church

St Agnes Church

Designed by architect Isaac Jones, this thatched church with wooden bell turret was built in 1908 on land in Freshwater Bay donated by Hallam Tennyson, son of the Victorian poet laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Made of stone from an old farmhouse on Hooke Hill, Freshwater – the birthplace of the natural philosopher, architect and polymath Robert Hooke, it is the only thatched church on the Island.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Dimbola Museum & Galleries

Home and workplace of the internationally acclaimed Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. Dimbola became a focal point for a crowd of bohemian writers and poets, such as Poet Laureate Alfred Lord Tennyson and Lewis Carroll. Today it houses a programme of changing exhibitions and also has an award-winning Tea Room and Gift Shop.

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