My favourite view of Brighton and Hove is from Warren Road on the Race Hill, towards Elm Grove. Just before you reach Tenantry Down, the view over the whole of Brighton and Hove is spectacular. It’s even better, if the sun is low in the west, but still strong enough to illuminate the city, with a silhouette of the old workhouse tower, Brighton and the Isle of Wight in the distance!
Excellent vantage point
The entire city and beyond can be seen from this vantage point, with the seafront to the left, the Downs to the right, the city below and Shoreham and Worthing in the distance. Many parts of our beautiful city stand out, Round Hill, St. Peter’s Church and Brighton Station so prominent. The elegant townhouses facing the English Channel can just be seen, with the long bay stretching as far as the eye can see, into the distance.
At sea level, perception of the bay is slight, only from the Race Hill, does the long sweeping arc of the bay become apparent. Strange that the bay at Brighton has no geographical name, but I think we should name it ‘Brighton Bay’.