Scratchell's Bay is on the south west coast, just to the south east of The Needles. It faces roughly south towards the English Channel and is 300 yards in length and is straight. The name is thought to have come from one of the many names for the Devil. The beach which is made up mostly of shingle cannot be reached any other way than by boat, as there is no access from the top of the cliff. A small cave is located at the east end of the bay, near Sun Corner. The wreck of a 19th century iron-hulled sailing ship called the Irex lies within the bay.