The Back of the Wight

This is the index of a series of pages showing postcards of the Back of the Wight, the coastal area from Freshwater Bay to Ventnor.  It was renown for shipwrecks and smuggling in the past. I am also including the inland villages.

From viewpoint car park, Blackgang

 A recent card showing the bays, Compton, Brighstone and Atherfield. The white cliff is Tennyson Downs with the Needles at the end. Taken from the viewpoint car park above Blackgang

Compton, Brook, Hulverstone and Mottistone


Brighstone and Shorwell


Chale and Blackgang

Blackgang Chine

The Undercliff - Blackgang to Niton

St. Catherine's

The Undercliff - Niton to St Lawrence

Ventnor Approaches


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Freshwater  | Totland  |  Alum Bay and the Needles  |  Yarmouth  |   Shalfleet  |  Newtown  |  Calbourne  |  Carisbrooke Castle  |  Newport and Carisbrooke  |  Cowes and Gurnard  | Osborne House  | Wootton, Fishbourne and Quarr  | Ryde  |  Seaview  |  Bembridge  |  Brading  |  Sandown  |  Shanklin  |  Godshill  |  Ventnor  |  St Lawrence and the Undercliff  |  St Catherine's Lighthouse's  | Niton   |  Blackgang Chine  |  Blackgang and Chale   |  Brighstone and Shorwell   |  Mottistone to Compton

25 August 2005