In Search of the Golden Hour: Brighton
Brighton – one of Britain’s favourite seaside towns! With its vibrant culture and stunning coastal vistas, you’ll be spoiled for choice of incredible sunset shots. But there’s an abundance of picture-perfect opportunities beyond the main hub that are easily accessible by car for your next day out.
This month, Enterprise is in pursuit of the Golden Hour – hitting the road and chasing every last bit of the summer sun. We sent Alan Brutenic to Brighton to find the best places to pull over and capture those stunning sunset pics. Armed with his camera and location tips from his community, here’s what he found.
King’s Road is the main promenade that runs along Brighton’s seafront and is lined with various tourist attractions and iconic sites. The Bandstand, the new i360 viewing tower rising 165 metres above the beach, the famous Artists’ Quarter, the Brighton Pier – all make fantastic backdrops for your pictures. While the weather around the seafront can be temperamental, and at times downright hazy, the natural elements can be used to produce a stunning sunset (especially when silhouetted or foregrounded with these sites).
Beachy Head is simply breath-taking. These jagged, towering chalk cliffs are striking in their dramatic starkness, and the lighthouse protruding out to sea make for the perfect accompaniment for a sunset shot. The cliffs lie only a few minutes’ drive from east Brighton – certainly worth a visit.
Beacon Mill, Rottingdean
On the way to or from Brighton, don’t miss the chance to snap a shot of Beacon Mill at Rottingdean – a little village only a fifteen-minute drive east of Brighton. A smock mill originating from 1802, Beacon Mill is set in a field slightly above the village and boasts some terrific sunset views.