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Isle of Wight from Brighton

Phone Photo of the Isle of Wight from Dyke Road, Brighton
Peter Groves
Phone Photo of the Isle of Wight from Dyke Road, Brighton
Peter Groves
Phone Photo of the Isle of Wight from Dyke Road, Brighton
Peter Groves

There have been a number of discussions on this site as to whether you can or cannot see the Isle of Wight from Brighton.  I first mentioned it during my 10th Anniversary Tour, you can read about it here  and if you look at the comments you will see that some people refused to believe it was possible!

Are doubters persuaded?

I was driving home from Brighton & Hove Golf Course on Christmas Eve and I noticed how clear it was, high above the horizon.  I just had to stop and take these photos, if there are still any doubters out there, surely these will persuade them?  The photos were taken with my old S6 phone, with a decent camera you could almost touch the Isle of Wight!


Comments about this page

  • Thanks Jennifer, perfect photo layout, just what I wanted!

    By Mr Peter Groves (03/01/2021)
  • As a professional geographer, I can say Great Images! I live up in Hollingbury and the Isle is certainly visible from the Ditchling Rd, especially in the evening in the summer, but I have seen it from the top of the twitten by BHASVIC on Dyke Rd and from the Racehill. Many years ago during a university geography field trip to Seaford beach on a bitterly cold, but bright Frebruary morning, you could clearly see it at virtually sea-level.

    By Dr Geoffrey Mead (04/01/2021)
  • In the 1960’s/70’s we used to quite frequently see the IoW from my parents kitchen window at the top of Poplar Avenue in Hove.

    By Alan Phillips (04/01/2021)
  • I’ve seen it often from just up from the old Downsman Pub!

    By Peter Groves (09/01/2021)
  • I use to live at South Woodingdean from mid ’50s to mid ’60s and several people said you can see the I of W from Race Hill on a clear day
    I think I saw it once from the top deck of a 2a bus from Race Hill
    It is also claimed that if you saw the Isle very clearly it would rain within 24hrs.
    Very good pictures, Peter.

    By John Charles Todd (13/01/2021)

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