Start Point Lighthouse

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01803 771803
Start Point Lighthouse, Start Point, Kingsbridge, UK
You can walk up to the lighthouse at any time of year.
For opening and tour dates please visit the website


Start Point is one of the most exposed peninsulas on the English Coast, running sharply almost a mile into the sea on the South side of Start Bay near Dartmouth.

The Lighthouse, sited at the very end of the headland, has guided vessels in passage along the English Channel for over 150 years.

The walk up to Start Point Lighthouse is breathtaking – dramatic cliffs and landscape, and the South West Coast Path runs along this stretch of coastline. There are great walks towards Beesands and Torcross, or East Prawle and Salcombe. You may even see seals or dolphins out at sea – and a host of sea birds and birds of prey.

You can explore this historic Lighthouse as the visitor centre runs Lighthouse tours. Please check the website for details on open dates and tour times.

Start Point car park is open every day of the year, with seasonal charges apply.

Dogs are welcome in Start Point car park, but please keep them on a lead and clear up after them.


  • Guided Tours Available
  • On the south West Coast Path


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