It is quite commercialised and the two Granddaughters wanted to make a glass bottle of all the beautiful coloured sands that this bay is famous for. You cannot, for obvious reasons, collect your own sand from the cliffs as some of my friends had done when they were younger.
After that we visited the Alum Bay Glass Blowing Factory. A bit of nostalgia for me as in my career at Pye Unicam I had the opportunity to be the Supervisor of the Companies Glass and Optics Department for a few years.
You can visit the Alum Bay Glass Company Web site by clicking here