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The Polar Bear on the Isle of Wight

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Amazing to see at last The Wight Bear. We’ve heard about it before but never knew exactly where to... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Jumbo S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
A great piece of natural architecture

Naturally formed in the chalk cliffs of the isle of wight, the 'polar bear' really stands out when... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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29 Aug 2018
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6 Aug 2018
“A great piece of natural architecture”
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see at last The Wight Bear. We’ve heard about it before but never knew exactly where to see it. And as an added bonus the grandchildren were able to see it as well.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Naturally formed in the chalk cliffs of the isle of wight, the 'polar bear' really stands out when the sun shines on it. Visible from Bournemouth beaches and beyond.

2  Thank r0ses447
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Not only is this view a delight for the eyes, it's also something of an indication of changes in weather. The 'Old Wives Tale' has it that a clear 'Polar Bear' is a sign a a change to less settled weather. A hazy Polar Bear...More

2  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 18 January 2017

When a friend of mine told me about "the polar bear" I didn't quite understand what she was going on about. We then went down to the beach one evening and there it was - lit up by the sun setting - our very own...More

5  Thank Toot C
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Lived in Bournemouth all my life, enjoying many walks along the beach. I had never noticed it before seeing the reviews on Facebook & now I can't stop seeing it when walking along the beach. As another reviewer put it "once seen you can't unsee...More

3  Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Once this is pointed out to you, you can never unsee it. Good talking point when walking the overcliff. The Wight Bear

1  Thank longbowGeorge
Reviewed 29 October 2016

You have to be in the right location to appreciate the 'Polar Bear' and many people do not even realise what they are looking at.

Thank Phixer P
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I an see the polar bear from almost all of the windows in my flat. There are so many polar bears, depending on the light and weather conditions. What a gorgeous sight. Bliss.

Thank Y7759ZLcindyc
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Saw this on trip advisor, wasn't sure until we stopped in Boscombe and looked over the cliff towards The Isle of Wight, and there in the haze was the polar bear, it did exist after all, the best time to see from Bournemouth was late...More

Thank gazzza2013
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I have lived down in bournemouth my whole life, Always seen the polar bear every morning. In fact, Me and the lifeguards down the beach decided to take our rescue boat over to the isle of wight from bournemouth beach!! it took around an hour...More

1  Thank Taz T
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