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Start Point Lighthouse

Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
+44 1803 770606
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The striking Start Point Lighthouse is situated on 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 between Kingsbridge and Dartmouth.
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“light house” (17 reviews)
“car park” (74 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Start Point, Kingsbridge TQ7 2ET, England
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"light house"
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"car park"
in 74 reviews
"guided tour"
in 16 reviews
"coastal path"
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"well worth a visit"
in 19 reviews
"amazing views"
in 9 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 12 reviews
"on the rocks"
in 8 reviews
"half a mile"
in 7 reviews
"steep steps"
in 7 reviews
"per adult"
in 9 reviews
"trinity house"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"mile walk"
in 5 reviews
"wonderful location"
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"interesting visit"
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"check opening times"
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Parked up and could not believe the amazing views! Took a walk down to the lighthouse. There is a guide board which details where towns and villages are on the coastline.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Drove 7 hours from London and 5 hours back to London, all in the same day; all for exactly an hour at this beautiful lighthouse! The car park charges £3.50. The roads are pretty windy, unlit and narrow on the final road down to the...More

Thank Waseq H
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Parked up and enjoyed the walk to the lighthouse looking out to sea and up towards Slapton. The lighthouse sits on the South West coastal path so you can walk to it from various points along the coast. Fascinating history and information from Mary the...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I visited the lighthouse with my children aged 8 and 10. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic and did her best to engage all ages. The lighthouse itself is fascinating and the actual light is beautiful and very ingeniously made. The views from the...More

Thank Elisabeth E
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Visited here on a drizzly Sunday afternoon. The lanes down to the car park were very narrow but passing places helped. The car park was free when we got there, and the views out to sea and also down the tarmac track were fabulous, despite...More

Thank ZaksAngel
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The tour was very informative and a great way to educate both children and adults. Well worth the money as access when walking to the lighthouse is usually not possible due to the gates being locked. There are some very stee step ladder type steps...More

Thank Timetraveller71
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We had a really interesting tour of Start Point lighthouse, telling us about the history of the building and operation of the lighthouse. On a beautifully clear October day the views were superb, coupled with detailed information about how the lighthouse works made for a...More

Thank DaveJoEmilyHermione
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

We left the car at the car park, fortunately for us visiting on a dull and drizzly day in October meant no car parking charge! The walk down to the lighthouse is about 20 minutes. There's no point doing the walk if you are mobility...More

Thank Taxwizzard
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Really enjoyed the tour of Start Point Lighthouse. The lady who did the tour was very friendly and explained lots of information about the lighthouse, including the history of lighthouses in general, how Start Point Lighthouse has changed over the years and how the lighthouse...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

My friend and I decided to do the walk from North Halls car park to the lighthouse and around the point and back along the coastal path to the carpark . The walk is just under 4 miles and has varying terrain so is not...More

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ZaksAngel
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Response from rfh60 | Reviewed this property |
Hugh has answered the question spot on :-)
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3/4 mile
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