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Old 05 March 2008, 03:51   #11
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If its flat calm then there is one just round the Needles called Scratchells, which can't be accessed easily except by boat. There is a cave to swim in and teh sun reflecting off the white cliffs really does make this a sun trap, but be aware of a large rock just below the surface to the south of the beach. Since there are at least 2 shipwrecks on the Needles its worth checking the beach for pieces of eight that might have washed up in the winter storms.

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Old 05 March 2008, 05:40   #12
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There are a few lumps of rock, if I remember correctly.
At least your beaches aren't mined
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Agree with Pete7.

The bay next to the Needles is great and the cave at the east end of the bay is quite interesting.

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Old 05 March 2008, 10:42   #14
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I like studland bay and Swanage but they are not strictly speaking in the Solent. Priory bay has been mentioned but I heard the sand has gone. Is that right? Where are the Jackeens, they will tell you.

Alum Bay is nice but not sandy.
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Thanks for the responses guys, I will have to go have a look around, and check the places out that have been mentioned!
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