Safety, comfort and hygiene measures are all in place during your visit with all shops managing distancing guidelines.

To read our full hygiene and comfort statement, please click here.

At the Needles, you’ll find one of the Isle of Wight’s finest shopping experiences, with a superb retail offering where you can find a fascinating range of souvenirs to suit all budgets and tastes, as well as the world famous Alum Bay Glass shop and the delightful Isle of Wight Sweet Manufactory.

The local island craftsmen of Alum Bay continue the wonderful tradition of glassmaking, producing unique and beautiful pieces from bowls and perfume bottles to glass animals and doorknobs. Our extensive range of glassware can be purchased from the Alum Bay Glass Shop in person.

Head down to our Sweet Manufactory, where skilled sweet makers create treats in every flavour imaginable. See the raw ingredients being mixed together and learn about the traditional manufacturing process before tasting the delights yourself from our sweet shop.


Please note, that due to the ongoing staff crisis within the hospitality industry, our Sweet Shop and Sand Filling Experience will be closed on Mondays and Fridays. Pre packed sweets will be available for purchase from Marconi’s Cafe and Pre filled Sand shapes available in the Pier head gift Shop on these days.